Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Bible Text: “Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children”. Luke 7.31-35
Jesus is hitting hard these people who are extremely hard to believe in God. They are a people who are hard to please. They will always find fault in everything so that they will not believe. This is what Jesus meant when He said, we played a flute but you did not dance, we wailed but you did not weep. John was totally detached from the world but they have the impression that he was possessed by the devil. Jesus eats and drinks with people but then people criticized Him as drunkard and a friend of the tax collectors and sinners.
Jesus was not going to win the hearts of those who had decided not to believe. Jesus and John were very opposite in demeanour and style, yet those who refused to believe rejected each of them, oftentimes attacking their "style" is an excuse. Jesus confronted those who refused to believe and basically said, "You're not going to believe because you don't want to believe!" As Jesus so often did, he reminded anyone who would listen that the real proof of character is seen in the fruit produced in the life of a person.
All of us can be victims of people who can only do is to put malice in everything we do. Priests are exceptions of character assassination. It is indeed true the priest is always wrong because...If he begins his mass on time, he is always in a hurry; If he begins a minute later, he keeps people waiting. If he preaches too long, he makes people get bored; if his homily is too short, he is unprepared. If he owns a car, he is luxurious; if he does not own one, he does not go with the times. If he goes out to visit families, he is always out: If he does not, he has no time for them. If he takes time in the confessional, he is too slow; If he makes it too fast, he has no time for his penitents. If he is with the youth, he forgets the old. If he is seen with women, he is a playboy; If he goes with men, he is not normal; If he is young, he has no experience; If he is old, he should retire. As long as he lives, there are always people who are better than him; BUT IF THE PRIEST DIES....THERE IS NOBODY TO TAKE HIS PLACE!