For 12 December 2014, Friday of 2nd week of Advent, based on Matthew 11:16-19
â€œBut to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, â€˜We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.â€™ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, â€˜He has a demonâ€™; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, â€˜Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!â€™ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.â€
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.