Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.--Psalm 69:see 33
Mass readings: Exodus 2:1-15 / Matthew 11:20-24
In today's Gospel, Jesus rebuked the towns where He'd done mighty works. Why? Because despite many blessings, the people were ungrateful and unrepentant. Shakespeare wrote, ''Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude; Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, Thou dost not bite so nigh as benefits forgot; Thy sting is not so sharp as friend remembered not.''
No wonder the Lord was touched by Peter, who, after the miraculous catch of fish, bowed before Jesus and begged, ''Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man'' (Lk 5:8). Peter recognized his indebtedness to the Lord and acknowledged the narrowness of his heart. Unlike the unrepentant towns, he was humbled and converted by the wonders Jesus performed.
Prayer: Lord, everything we have comes from You; we're cut to the heart by Your mercy.