Personal Reflection On Gospel Matthew 11:20-24

Posted: July 17, 2012 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Gospel Matthew 11:20-24

Jesus began to reproach the towns in which most of his miracles had been worked, because they refused to repent.
‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard on Judgement day with Tyre and Sidon as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted as high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell. For if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have been standing yet. And still, I tell you that it will not go as hard with the land of Sodom on Judgement day as with you.’

Personal Reflection

It appears that Jesus is venting his anger on the three cities, however because we know our loving saviour we know that he is in actual fact lamenting over them. Even with powerful miracles that had been worked before them; still they would not repent their wicked ways.
Do we want Jesus to mourn for us? Have we ourselves truly repented? Have we put it off saying tomorrow I will do so? When I am ready I will? When I have overcome my addiction or my evil ways I will? Jesus is saying come as you are, I love you! Come and be made white as snow through my love for you……

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