20 July 2011
Today’s Readings: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 / Mt 13:1-9
Jesus declares; the waiting is over. Blessed are your eyes for you are witnessing what prophets through the ages anticipated and the righteous of every generation longed to see. The disciples along with the poor and the lowly witness deeds fulfilling the promises of God to their predecessors.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we are blessed with the faith to perceive what these deeds mean. Unlike the crowds who listen but do not understand and look but do not perceive, we are given the eyes that really see and ears that really hear. In contrast, the learned exemplified by the scribes and Pharisees remain indifferent to the deeds that they see Jesus performs their eyes and their hearts are closed to in breaking of God’s presence in the world.
Jesus challenges us to follow God’s lead and cooperate with God’s plan.
Loving Father, we praise and thank you for giving us the grace to hear your word and the wisdom to understand what you reveal.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.