Feast of Sts. Cornelius and Cypian

Readings: 1Cor. 12:31-13:13 | Ps. 33:2-5, 12, 22 | Lk. 7:31-35

Paul continues to speak about gifts. Throughout all his speech he, tells us over and over that no matter what gift I have, if I do not have love, then none of the gifts will matter. Most of us are familiar with this passage. We hear it over and over again and it is used as a reading for some weddings. Jesus seems to be saying the same thing to the Jewish people. They did not accept John the Baptist, and they do not accept Him. Why? Because they are caught up in themselves and are bent on finding fault and ridiculing rather than being people of love. We know people who spend most of their time in finding fault with others. We also know people who love everyone and are doing good things for others. Which of the two types are those who bring about good and cause others to want to imitate them? The lovers, of course.

Take time today to look at your life. In which category would people place you? The category of the lover or the complainer? Be honest. What can you do to improve the quality of your love? Be specific. Find a way to put that into action today.

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