Tuesday of the 26 week in ordinary time ‘b’
How was that restaurant you went to lately? Or how was that hotel? Did you like that contractor who renovated your kitchen? We all share our opinions about certain services with others. Nobody wants to go to a restaurant that got only bad reviews, nor hire a contractor that is dishonest. Jesus and His disciples were not welcomed in the Samaritan village, and so the disciples asked Him: “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them? Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.” We all want to be welcomed and treated with respect, especially when we expect this from others. It is OK to share our opinions with others, but we should never react with revenge like those disciples. If you want revenge on others who mistreated you, Jesus would rebuke you also.