30th Thursday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 30th Thursday of Ordinary Time October 29, 2020 WORD of the DAY At that time some Pharisees came to him and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose. Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day, for it is impossible that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.” “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! Behold, your house will be abandoned. [But] I tell you, you will not see me until [the time comes when] you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’.” (Luke 13: 31-35) How shall I live this Word? Jesus’ mission draws to a close. The hope of solving everything with simplicity seems to vanish. His trust in human beings’ ability to change, contradicted and denied by the...