Luke 7:31-35 Reflection – Without Judgment

Reflection on Luke 7:31-35 ~

My parish has a variety of ministry groups that provide prayer, love, food and basic necessities to others expecting nothing 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.  As children of the Father, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, and receivers of the gift of wisdom by the Holy Spirit people in these ministries humbly know to do so without judgment.

Saint John the Baptist and the Pharisees James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumSaint John the Baptist and the Pharisees, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum


Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Luke 7  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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 reading and considering this reflection on Luke 7:31-35.