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Liturgical day: Thursday 30th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 13,31-35): Some Pharisees came to Jesus and gave him this warning, «Leave this place and go on your way, for Herod wants to kill you». Jesus said to them, «Go and give that fox my answer: ‘I drive out demons and heal today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my course!’. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and for a little longer, for it would not be fitting for a prophet to be killed outside Jerusalem». Some Pharisees came to Jesus and gave him this warning, «Leave this place and go on your way, for Herod wants to kill you». Jesus said to them, «Go and give that fox my answer: ‘I drive out demons and heal today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my course!’. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and for a little longer, for it would not be fitting for a prophet to be killed outside Jerusalem.

»O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you slay the prophets and stone your apostles! How often have I tried to bring together your children, as a bird gathers her young under her wings, but you refused! From now on you will be left with your temple and you will no longer see me until the time when you will say: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus speak one's mind with some solemn and forceful words: no one can put the Son of God "in his place", nor Herod, or Pharisees, or ... He will fulfill the will of the Father - today, tomorrow and the day after - and the Father will glorify him "On the third day" with resurrection.

"God always gets his way." Even if we go against Him, like Herod! But, at the same time, how much good we can radiate if we go with Him!