Is 54: 1-10 God promised his people that even though they may be barren and without a husband he will be the one who will satisfy their deepest needs. We often long for many things and at times feel disappointed that God does not grant us exactly what we have asked for. Let us be open instead to what God may want to give us and not always be demanding what we want as though we are the ones who know what is ultimately best for us.

Lord God, help me to truly be your child and to trust fully in your love for me and that you will give me the things that are truly the best for me to have.

Ps 30: 2 and 4. 5-6. 11-12a and 13b

Lk 7: 24-30  Jesus proclaims that there has never been a greater prophet than John the Baptist. Yet he never worked any miracles or performed any signs and wonders to amaze the people. His ministry in one way was very unexciting and uneventful. All he did was to call people to repentance in anticipation of the coming of the Messiah Jesus. John’s greatness lies in the one who was to follow and to whom he gave witness with his very life. He was the forerunner to the Son of God and the last of all the prophets as now God himself had come to be with his people.

Lord, may I not judge your ministers according to miracles or exciting signs they may do but on how faithfully they proclaim your truth.