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Liturgical day: Sunday 26th (A) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 21,28-32): «John came to show you the way of goodness but you did not believe him». Jesus went on to say to the chief priests and the elders of the people, «What do you think of this? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said to him: ‘Son, today go and work in my vineyard’. And the son answered: ‘I don't want to’. But later he thought better of it and went. Then the father went to the second and gave him the same command. This son replied: ‘I will go, sir’, but he did not go.

»Which of the two did what the father wanted?». They answered, «The first». And Jesus said to them, «Truly, I say to you: the publicans and the prostitutes are ahead of you on the way to the kingdom of heaven. For John came to show you the way of goodness but you did not believe him, yet the publicans and the prostitutes did. You were witnesses of this, but you neither repented nor believed him».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Jesus Christ keeps on talking to the priests and elders of the Temple. He admonishes them for their lack of faith. They do not trust Jesus Christ; they do not believe Jesus is God become man to save us. John the Baptist had cautioned that Jesus the Messiah had already arrived.

Besides, Jesus performed miracles and preached a much sanctified teaching..., but they do not want to listen to him or believe him. They do not want to!

-Today, your parents today take John’s place: they pray for you, they talk to you about Jesus, they help you to pray. Do you follow their advice?