Sunday, June 26, 2011

Luke 7:30-32 - We piped to you, and you did not dance

Scripture Luke 7:30-32

but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.

"To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'


The role of God and the role of people are reversed in this gospel. People are judging God’s word and finding it lacking.

The reality—wisdom—is that the opposite is true.

Wisdom is, at heart, the acceptance of God’s word. When wisdom is rejected, there is little way that the heart can be open to listen.

John the Baptist appealed to people in a particular way, while Jesus appealed in a different way.

The children of wisdom appreciate and welcome God’s words, however they are presented.

The gospel today shows a message that is falling on closed ears, or rather closed hearts.

The appeals are judged as ‘possession’ or ‘permissiveness’.

Our prayer today is for wisdom and a prayer of praise for our Father who is so generous to all.

Source: Daily Prayer Online

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