For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, what an interesting reading today, although I do admit, it took me a while to get, the get. I could not figure out how the children playing in the marketplace had anything to do with the next few lines of the reading and then it dawned on me that no one was willing to listen to them. No matter if they were playing or acting out, no one was willing to give them their attention. Certainly there is a time and a place for everything but no matter where the children played their musical games, no one would listen, and if they whined or cried (wailed) for attention, still, no one would notice them.
And so it goes with adults and their drama and games. No matter how wonderful and great Jesus and John the Baptist were, their words and deeds fell on deaf ears. Clearly there was a lot of jealousy and resentment from the scribes, Pharisees, and others, but as Jesus once said, "A prophet is not known in his own town (country)." It didn't matter what Jesus and John did, they were never going to get proper credit or acknowledgment from those who were spiritually blind. They were not going to please hardened hearts. The only thing that the scribes and Pharisees were successful in doing was delaying or halting their own spiritual progression path simply because they chose to be difficult.
Thank You for this awareness today and showing me that sometimes I delay my own Goodness and blessings from You just because I choose to be difficult. It really is as simple as that. From here on out, I will do better to consciously adjust my energy, quieten my mind and shush my ego so I can hear and feel You working in my Life. Thank You for this awareness.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
31 "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
32 They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'
33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.'
34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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