Monday 12 December
Monday of the 3rd week of Advent
or Our Lady of Guadalupe
Gospel – Matthew 21:23-27
“So their reply to Jesus was, ‘We do not know.’”. We deny the truth for our own convenience. Either we don’t want to accept the truth, or we don’t want to change the truth. Both start with this, “We do not know”. When we say this there is already in our mind, the picture of the fact which we want to create with our denial of the truth. The denial of the truth to create our own “truths”. Jesus completely goes away from this scene. “And he retorted, ‘Nor will I tell you my authority for acting like this.’”. Jesus does not want to share His truth to this situation. When we deny the truth or when we don’t accept the truth, Jesus does not want to share His truth with us. We remain in the darkness. Advent is the time to accept to truth to be in the truth of Jesus.