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Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 19:41-44): As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept over it As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace– but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we are overwhelmed by the sobbing of Christ at the sight of Jerusalem. Why did He cry for her? “For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you.” That happened! Why did it happen? “Because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

- How many times has Jesus visited you? Time - also the time of God's visit – is meant to be "used", to answer, not to pretend to be deaf...