July 9 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Being gentle

July 6th, 2017

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First Reading Zechariah 9:9-10

The Lord shall come to reign in Zion.

 

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 145:1-2,8-11,13-14

A prayer of praise to God who is our king.

 

Second Reading Romans 8:9,11-13

Those in whom the Spirit of God dwells must now live according to the Spirit, not the flesh.

 

Gospel Reading Matthew 11:25-30

 

 

Todays Gospel contains an important invitation for all of us. It invites us to learn from Jesus because he is "gentle and humble of heart". a beautiful example of the gentleness of Jesus is the way he handled the case of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus didn't shout and rave. he didn't scream and yell. He simple bent over, gentle, and wrote in the sand with his finger. His action stood out like a clap of thunder in the silence of a summer's night. Let us learn from Jesus how to be gentle when the world wants us to be proud and humble when the world wants us to be aggressive.