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Liturgical day: Friday 2nd of Advent

Gospel text (Mt 11,16-19): «Then the Son of Man came, he ate and drank, and people said: ‘Look at this man! A glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’». Jesus spoke to the crowds: «Now, to what can I compare the people of this day? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain: ‘We played the flute for you but you would not dance. We sang a funeral-song but you would not cry!’. For John came fasting and peo­ple said: ‘He is possessed’. Then the Son of Man came, he ate and drank, and people said: ‘Look at this man! A glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’. Yet the outcome will prove Wisdom to be right».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we are upset by the lament of the Lord: «to what shall I compare the people of this generation». Our rebel and ungrateful heart hurts Jesus: too much protest and very little joy! God comes to meet man, but man is hiding. Some are afraid, like Herod...

- Jesus-God is coming: in the cold and the penury of Bethlehem He neither protested nor reproached us anything. On the contrary! He is already starting to load on His small back all our faults. Are you not pleased?