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Thursday 28th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 11,47-54): Jesus said to the Pharisees, «A curse is on you, for you build memorials to the prophets your ancestors killed (...). Yes, I tell you, the people of this time will have to answer for them all». Jesus said to the Pharisees, «A curse is on you, for you build memorials to the prophets your ancestors killed. So you approve and agree with what your ancestors did. Is it not so? They got rid of the prophets, and now you can build!. The Wisdom of God also said, ‘I will send prophets and apostles and this people will kill and persecute some of them’. But the present generation will have to answer for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was murdered between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, the people of this time will have to answer for them all. A curse is on you, teachers of the Law, for you have taken the key of knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you prevented others from entering».

As Jesus left that place, the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees began to harass him, asking him endless questions, setting traps to catch him in something he might say.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today, our silent God raises his voice more than ever. What a scolding! Although God carries the discretion in his DNA. On the other side are the usual ones: Pharisees, legists and other leaders who - keeping the appearance of honorable people - take advantage of modest people. Jesus can’t stand with that! His indignation explodes in severe words.

- God does no keep things for himself, even if it costs him dearly: «They began to harass him ». Never be discouraged; God is in our favor. Moreover, the resurrected Jesus has the last word!

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