18 Sep 2019
For 18 September 2019, Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 7:31-35
Jesus said to the crowds: “To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,
â€˜We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not weep.â€™
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, â€˜He has a demonâ€™; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, â€˜Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!â€™ Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”
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.