Luke 7:24-30 Reflection
As a baptized Christian, you have heard and believed St. John, he has prepared a way for you. At minimum by simply practicing your faith, you are already the least of the Kingdom of Heaven and greater than John. Jesus is speaking forward in time to the justice of God inside you: Jesus. Jesus wants to work through you so can give others sight, raise their hopes and help them walk towards the Good News as you have.
Luke 7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
24 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who put on fine clothing and live in luxury are in royal palaces. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is the one about whom it is written,
‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.’
28 I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (And all the people who heard this, including the tax collectors, acknowledged the justice of God, because they had been baptized with John’s baptism. 30 But by refusing to be baptized by him, the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves.)
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 7:24-30.