For 16 September 2020, Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 7:31-35
Jesus said to the crowds, â€˜To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market-place and calling to one another,
â€œWe 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€œHe has a demonâ€; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, â€œLook, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!â€ Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.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.