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Liturgical day: Saturday 14th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 10,24-33): Jesus said to his apostles, «If the head of the family has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of the family! So, do not be afraid of them. There is nothing covered that will not be uncovered, and nothing hidden that will not be made known». Jesus said to his apostles, «A student is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master. A student should be glad to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If the head of the family has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of the family! So, do not be afraid of them.

»There is nothing covered that will not be uncovered, and nothing hidden that will not be made known. What I am telling you in the dark, you must speak in the light. What you hear in private, proclaim from the housetops. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but have no power to kill the soul. Rather be afraid of him who can destroy both body and soul in hell. For only a few cents you can buy two sparrows, yet not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's consent. As for you, every hair of your head has been counted. So do not be afraid: you are worth much more than many sparrows.

»Whoever acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. Whoever rejects me before others I will reject before my Father in heaven».

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today we need this comfort of Jesus: God’s children are always before the attentive look of the Lord. If we suffer some incomprehension, or mockery, or injustice for God's sake, we should know that nothing escapes His vision. If we are sometimes struck by the evil that is committed in this world, let us trust in the gaze of God who sees everything: nothing is hidden from His eyes!

- Would you like to be able to see” as God? That is where the virtue of faith goes!