Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Wed. Sep 20, 2017

1 Tm 3:14-16; Lk 7:31-35 

Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, priest, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and companions, martyrs

But Wisdom is vindicated by all her children. John the Baptist went vegan — so, of course, he had a demon; Jesus supped on meat and wine, so he’s “a glutton and a drunkard.” You never can satisfy people who keep moving the goalposts lest they lose their privilege over “sinners.” Their obstinacy puts Jesus on edge. He said we must become like children, so why do we still resent their lead? They play the flute, we sit on our hands; they sing a dirge, we laugh it off. There’s a lot in the Gospels; maybe we’ll find something to our liking! But, let’s not tell Jesus how to behave. The wisdom we seek may be found even in a child. I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart!