In this 2nd week of Advent, the focus is upon developing a more mature understanding of the Season and a deepening relationship with the Lord.
In the Gospel, Jesus asks: “To what shall I compare this
Jesus comments on a similar reaction of the present generation.
When John the Baptist came “neither eating nor drinking”
you accused him of being “possessed by a demon”
so you didn’t have to acknowledge or follow him. When the
“Son of Man came eating and drinking” you accused
him of being “a glutton and a drunkard” and
therefore a friend of sinners so you refused to follow him.
Well, Jesus will come anew on Christmas Day whether we like it or not. His coming won’t make much difference to those unprepared for the event. On the other hand, by reflecting on the Advent Scripture we could gain new wisdom. Maybe the Spirit will lead us to a new appreciation of Christ’s unconditional love. The message may even motivate us to live a more Christ-like lifestyle. Should any of these initiatives occur we will understand the meaning of his words:“wisdom is vindicated by her works.”
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