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Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 9:32-38): A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest."

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we see Jesus in full activity. Not even the demons can stop Him: He just casts them out. Christ wants to reach us all and do well to all of us. He spares no effort: "He went through all the towns and villages." For God there is no population or person without importance.

- Perhaps your heart is a ”village". It does not matter! Jesus wants to dwell there too. But He needs you to open the doors for Him. Is that so? Yes, because God can only be restrained by your freedom.