WEDNESDAY- 24th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME –A
Gospel: Luke 7:31-35: We played the pipes for you, and you wouldn’t dance; we sang dirges, and you wouldn’t cry.
I Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 31-13:13: There are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatness of these is love.
Jesus Reveals God’s Verdict Upon This Generation and Age, 7:29-35
Jesus gave the verdict upon His generation and every generation of people.
1. Reactions to John (v.29-31)
a. The people and tax collectors who were baptised: vindicated John
b. The religionists who were not baptised: rejected God’s purpose
c. Jesus warned His generation and age
2. An age of childishness (v.32)
3. An age of escapism: seeking to escape responsibility (v.33-34)
a. Accused John of conservatism: too denying
b. Accused Jesus of license: too loose
4. An age with only a few wise toward God (v.35)
Thought: The wise (children of wisdom) who accept the ministry of both John and Jesus, both of whom fulfilled the Prophetic Word of God.