He will not break the crushed reed

 
Saturday of 15th Week, based on Matthew 12:14-21

But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, and he ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick until he brings justice to victory. And in his name the Gentiles will hope.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Nick Punch, O.P.

About Nick Punch, O.P.

Nick joined the Dominican Order in 1961 and was ordained a priest in December 1966. Since then, he has worked in parishes, schools and universities. Nick was Provincial of the Australian New Zealand province of Dominicans from 1981-1988. Since 1991, Nick has been preaching full time with the Thomas More Center at churches in USA, Australia and New Zealand, appreciating the many ways that parish teams reach the people.

3 thoughts on “He will not break the crushed reed

  1. Thank you for your thoughtful reflection. After many years of listening to The Word, it was a pleasant and most gracious surprise to hear you thank me for listening. It reminded me of Pope Francis asking me to pray for him. Thank you again for preaching to all of us.

  2. Thanks, Fr. Nick. You do live this way. I ask prayers to be so forgiving, especially with my family. You remind me to be grateful to those who show me mercy.

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