A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 21 July

Micah 2:1-5, Ps 13, Matthew 12:14-21

A gentle Lord

In all his earthly life Jesus did nothing but good, yet even quite early on in his ministry it seems the authorities were out to destroy him. Why? I suppose his very existence, his popularity among the people, was reason enough.

Despite his gentleness he was seen as a threat to those in power. In the lives of many of the saints we can see the same pattern. In our own time Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Aung San Suu Kye, come to mind. Thankfully it does not happen to many of us, but the possibility is one any follower of Jesus must accept.

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