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Matthew 12,14-21

by Fr. Luis A. Zazano

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 12,14-21

The Pharisees went out and conspired against Jesus, how to destroy him. When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, and he ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smouldering wick until he brings justice to victory. And in his name the Gentiles will hope.”

God is Always More

1) They conspired. It is said that envy is the root of all evil. There are those who get upset when they see someone getting all the attention, and instead of applauding they decide to attack the other person with gossip or even defamation. Our envy can hurt others. As Christians, we need to ask for forgiveness for the times we have been envious of others. Sure, there are times when we have been hurt by someone else’s envy, but we also must remember that we too, have been envious and we must work to remove that evil from our hearts. Have you ever been envious of someone?
2) He withdrew from there. By removing Himself from the situation, Jesus teaches us a valuable lesson. Distance yourself from those who try to harm you. It is important to be prudent and to know when to leave. It’s important to move away from those who wish to harm you and to continue to do the good Jesus wants you to do.
3) Do not speak. Jesus does great, beautiful things, but He does not continuously speak about what He does to bring attention to himself or his actions. Rather, He is silent. How often do we do nice things to show off, rather than remaining silent? Today, once again, Jesus teaches us to serve without our egos. Our life is not a reality show.. Our life is beautiful, and the more beautiful it becomes, the more we should share and help others. Only when we help others with love; not to show off, will we be doing the work of God. Our only interest should be reaching Heaven; it only matters to be happy, everything else fades away. So, get busy working. Fill yourselves with strength and carry on.
God bless you in the name of The Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit…and do not forget: Heaven is Our Goal!

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