July 5, Tuesday, 14th Week in Ordinary Time
Daily readings: Hosea 8:4-7, 11, 13 Gospel: Matthew 9:32-38
Even though we have problems, we must keep spreading the good news by being good examples.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the dumb man possessed by a demon, and the second part is about his vocation.
Jesus cured the dumper, and he could speak. By seeing this, the people said they did not know this power existed in Israel. They were astonished when Jesus cured the dump man. They value it.
The Pharisees accused Jesus of using the power of the prince demon to cure the dumped man. Jesus did not waiver on his mission to drive out the devil and cure sickness.
Even if we do many good things, we may not receive everyone's support or encouragement. If there is someone who gives us trouble doing good, please do not stop doing it. We will succeed in life.
In the second part, Jesus is asking his disciples to ask God to send the laborers to God’s field. When he saw the crowd, Jesus pitied them like a flock without a shepherd. It signals that we need to pray more for our vocation.
In our Catholic Church, there are many shepherds. Many want to hear the good news and do not yet know the good news worldwide. It is the duty of the priests and all the baptized to bring the good news.
Let us strive to be good laborers in God's vineyard by setting a good example and continuing to do good without being deterred by others' negative remarks.
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