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Wednesday 24th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 7,31-35): The Lord said, «What comparison can I use for this people? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain: ‘We piped you a tune and you wouldn't dance; we sang funeral songs and you wouldn't cry’». The Lord said, «What comparison can I use for this people? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain: ‘We piped you a tune and you wouldn't dance; we sang funeral songs and you wouldn't cry’. Remember John: he didn't eat bread or drink wine, and you said: ‘He has an evil spirit’. Next came the Son of Man, eating and drinking, and you say: ‘Look, a glutton for food and wine, a friend of tax collectors and sinners’. But the children of Wisdom always recognize her work».

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

Today Jesus no longer has words to say about those people: they were never happy! The problem is that they thought they were smarter: they criticized John the Baptist because he fasted; criticized Jesus because he ate ... Which is it then?

"Unfortunately, over the centuries the “tiresome” people who give lessons to God still abound. And they spend the day complaining with that annoying face, of course.

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