Thursday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel John sends two of his disciples to see Jesus.  They say to  Jesus “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask,
‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”  How does Jesus respond?  If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that Jesus wasn’t one to go around blowing His own horn.  You never hear Him say, “I’m the Messiah.  I’m the Son of God.  Bow down and worship me.”  That’s not how He rolled.

The Gospel continues, “At that time Jesus cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits; He also granted sight to many who were blind.
And Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard.”  He didn’t respond to the disciples directly.  He let them form their own conclusion based on His actions.

Isn’t that what He expects from us?  I don’t know about you, but I get a little nervous around people who like to tell me how great they are.  If you want me to know you’re great, don’t tell me.  Show me.  You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but let me see you living a life of quiet goodness and I’ll recognize you for who you are; a follower of Jesus Christ.

In modern words, I want to see you walk the talk.

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