Today is Tuesday the 8th of July, in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time.

Salt of the Sound sing Free.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Matthew.

Gospel stories of the healing of blind people are perhaps better known than this one, where Jesus heals someone who was mute.  What does it mean to you that Jesus gave sight to those who could not see, and a voice to those who could not speak?

Whilst the crowds react with amazement to what Jesus does, the begrudging Pharisees insist this can’t be God at work: there must be some other explanation.  If I was there, which group would I be with?  - the crowds or the Pharisees?

As you hear the reading again, notice how Jesus is driven by compassion for the people he meets, who had no one to care for them, seeing their needs and bringing them healing and happiness.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few”.   It’s perhaps become a hackneyed phrase, but still a true one – no shortage of work to do, or people to work with, no limit to the possible fruits, to the harvest that could be reaped.  Can you talk to the Lord now about your place in all this?