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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Friday in the 2 week of Advent ‘c’

Mt 11:16-19

In my ministry, and especially by being a pastor, I have learned that I can’t please everybody, I would love to have each parishioner always happy with all the decisions I made, but it is simply impossible. I know that, and you know that. For example, sometimes we would have a Sunday mass with loud and happy music, with more of a contemporary choir, with young people participating in the liturgy -- yet some parishioners would say: this is too much. That is, they prefer a more traditional style of worshiping. And then we have a mass that is recited with no music, and some would tell me that they don’t like coming to that mass because it is too traditional. We all have different preferences, and nothing wrong with that. But Jesus doesn’t want us to complaint and be unhappy. Today Jesus is saying to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in the marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge, but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’” Aren’t we like that at times? Some people are just not easy to please, and I hope this is not you.

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