Friend Without Judgment – Reflection on Luke 7:31-35
I am sure your faith community has a variety of ministry groups that provide prayer, love, food, spiritual support, and basic necessities to others. I am also sure no one expects anything from the others or those you help in return. To take part in any of these groups is a decisive action, bringing joy when it is time for happiness and weeping in times of sadness. We are children of the Father, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, and receivers of the gift of wisdom. Those in ministry humbly know a Christian attribute of wisdom is to be a friend without judgment for those with physical or spiritual needs.
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Luke 731-35 – Scripture*
31 “To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,
‘We played the flute for 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, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel and reading this Lectio Divina on Luke 7:31-35 Reflection – Friend Without Judgment.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
*This site has permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible Luke 7 passage.
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