Monday, January 3, 2022
Commentary: Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25
From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.
Jesus, you knew the perfect time to tell the people what they needed to hear. You even frequently used the image of planting and harvesting in describing the apostolic work of spreading your Good News. I can’t help but think of it in terms of a mother carrying her unborn child. Despite her eagerness to deliver and see her child, she knows the danger of preterm labor. Help me trust your timing as my children who are in my care discover You.