For 14 December 2018, The memorial of St. John of the Cross, based on Matthew 11:16-19
Jesus said to the crowds: Â Â 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.