SATURDAY 17th JULY 2021
Matthew 12, 14-21:
“He will not quarrel, he will not cry out, he will not shout in the streets, the bruised reed he will not break, the wavering wick he will not quench.”
The contrast continues today between the cold legality of the Pharisees and the mercy of Jesus, who continues to heal, continues to serve, continues to forgive and continues to help with profound pity and mercy.
And he does all this without fanfare and without great appearances. He does it with simplicity, humility, almost anonymity. Without fussing, without shouting, without yelling, without ranting, without finishing breaking the bruised reed and without finishing extinguishing the wavering wick.
Learn from Jesus today. Practice mercy and you will see how happy you feel.
Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf