Friday, 13th December, Lucy, Virgin & Martyr, Memorial

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.”


Am I occasionally cynical and
critical? Do I disparage the humble efforts of others when they do their best?

Do I bear faithful witness to Jesus
by good deeds?