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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/093016.cfm
Jesus said to them, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.’ Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”
Jesus is telling His Disciples that they speak for Him in this world. If we listen to them we are listening to Him. How well do you follow what they have passed on to us? Do you follow the oral traditions that they passed on to us? If not, you do not listen to Jesus and you are rejecting Him and His Father.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may all who do not believe in your words, whether spoken by you or your Apostles, open their hearts and minds to your words. May they believe the words you spoke as I do and come home to your truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.