Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time ‘c’
It wasn’t so much about what Jesus did. But it was all because they didn’t like Jesus, they didn’t care about Him. Jesus didn’t do anything wrong. Never. He never hurt anyone, but showed love, respect, and compassion to every person He encountered. However, some didn’t want to see that because they didn’t like Him. “The Pharisees said, He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” This makes me think about myself and how I react to the good things done by a very good person that I may not like. Let’s say that some politician who belongs to the party that you don’t support, does something really good. How would you react? Would you be able to admit that this or that was a good decision, or would you rather look for ways to criticize him? It can happen anywhere: I don’t like that priest and so whatever good he does, I won’t admit it. Or you don’t like your boss, but he made a great decision about something at work – would you be happy and congratulate him? Or again, do we look for ways to criticize other, even if they don’t deserve it? On the contrary, maybe there is someone that you like very much but commits really bad acts, but you approve of them. People always find a way of complaining, criticizing, and calling good – evil, and evil -- good. Just because you don’t like someone, doesn’t mean that he or she can’t perform any good deeds.