Friday of week 26 in Ordinary Time
Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor
Gospel – Luke 10:13-16
“if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago”. Why is Jesus Christ putting an “if”? Because he respects our freedom and our heart. Our opening of heart is the key to all. If our heart fails to see the action of Spirit in us, there is no way we will have conversion. If our heart fails to respond to a good inspiration, there is no way we will have conversion. If our heart fails to accomplish today what the Word of God suggests, there is no way we will have conversion. If our heart fails to see what the Holy Mass commands to do, there is no way we will have conversion. If our heart fails to see the model of our Saints, there is no way we will have conversion. If our heart fails to listen to what the Mother Church says, there is no way we will have conversion. If our heart fails to see the good others do to us and we fail to have gratitude, there is no way we will have conversion. The gospel passage asks: is our heart open to conversion?