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DECEMBER 09, 2011

Friday of the Second Week of Advent

Reading 1: Isaiah 48:17-19

Psalm: Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6

Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19

“To what shall I compare this generation? . . . But wisdom is vindicated by her works”

Gospel reading, challenges us to think about our response to the Word of God. Are we responding wholeheartedly to His Word or do we dismiss some of the Word of God because it is not a dance or song to our liking?  Even as Jesus was being called a “glutton and a drunkard”, He was steadfast in teaching His New covenant of faith, hope and love.

Jesus said, “Wisdom is vindicated by her works” and Mother Teresa said, “Do it anyway.”

For those who dance and sing the song of God there is a promise of life, as we heard in our first reading,

“If you would hearken to my commandments, your prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea.” (Isa 48:11)

To explain further, allow me to share with you some few lines of Mother Teresa’s poem entitled    – WISDOM IS VINDICATED   – DO IT ANYWAY

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self – centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God;

It is never between you and them anyway.



Is the ministry of Jesus successful and bearing fruit in our lives?

This advent, how do we prepare our hearts for His coming?


Merciful Lord, grant us a heart that is truly open and receptive to Your Word, no matter how it comes to us.


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