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Read Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30


Read Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30

16 “Now, to what can I compare the people of this day? They are like children sitting in the market place. One group shouts to the other, 17‘We played wedding music for you, but you wouldn’t dance! We sang funeral songs, but you wouldn’t cry!’ 18When John came, he fasted and drank no wine, and everyone said, ‘He has a demon in him!’ 19When the Son of Man came, he ate and drank, and everyone said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and a drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’ God’s wisdom, however, is shown to be true by its results.”
25 At that time Jesus said, “Father, Lord of heaven and earth! I thank you because you have shown to the unlearned what you have hidden from the wise and learned. 26Yes, Father, this was how you wanted it to happen.
27 “My Father has given me all things. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. 30For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.”

Think

This passage speaks of the different ways in which the gospel has been proclaimed; through John the Baptists prophetic ministry; through Jesus' ministry of grace and hospitality and even miracles.  Yet no one listens.

Pray

Lord, you are gentle and humble in spirit; and I will find rest in you.  But I am stubborn and I keep trying to do things on my own.


27  11.27 a: Jn 3:35
11.27 b: Jn 1:18; 10:15
29 11.29: Jr 6:16

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