Commentary on the Gospel of

Claretian Bible Diary

There are unobtrusive verses scattered throughout the Gospels that tell us volumes about Jesus by their very silence.  Today’s passage contains one of them.  “When daylight came he left the house and made his way to a lonely place “ (v.42).  Then there are the moments when he tells others to keep silent about him:  Mark 1:44, 8:30; Luke 9:21, and today’s passage, v. 41.  And read the wonderful passage, Mt. 6, in which everything is divided, so to speak, into two columns, headed “in secret” and “to be seen by others.”  Why not meditate on this today:  the silence of Jesus!

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