Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072118.cfm
The Pharisees went out and took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place. Many people followed him, and he cured them all, but he warned them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom I delight; I shall place my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not contend or cry out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory. And in his name the Gentiles will hope.
“And in his name the Gentiles will hope.” What hope the Lord gave us so many years ago. Jesus came to save the Israelite’s, but they did not listen, they rejected
Him. Are you making the same mistake? So many today have rejected Him but we have the proof of history to prove who He is and what He can do? Why do people not believe? Do you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, my delight is in the Lord. You have brought me joy and strength I never had and in Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise and thanks, Amen!
Do not forget the poor, O Lord!