Friday, 15th December 2023

Matthew 11:16–19

Jesus spoke to the crowds, “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”


• Do I, like the people Jesus describes here, reduce the immensity of God to my own narrow view and criticise others for their differing perceptions?

• We can only know God by encountering him. Am I a bystander or a follower? An observer or a seeker?