Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian

Jesus said to the crowds:

To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,

‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’

— Luke 7:31-32

The peace of the Lord be with you. Sometimes I find myself in a space where I know I am longing for something but cannot figure out what the need is.

Today in our Gospel passage, Jesus seems to see this longing in those who surround Him. He implies that God also sees this longing and tries to fulfill their needs, but it does not seem to fill the void or meet their expectations. Perhaps one way to address this all too common problem is to relax our expectations and our desire to be in control. Perhaps another way to address this is to set aside our desires and ask for the grace to be filled by what God wants for us versus what want for ourselves.

Today I pray for the grace to follow where God leads, dance to the music he plays, and be filled with awe for how He is working in us today. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Wednesday, September 16, 2020