Comments on the readings for Tuesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time

Today’s Readings

Indifference is generally defined as a lack of interest or concern. But the degree of it depends on the situation and the circumstances.

Indifference to untidiness of our work station is not the same as indifference to an act of evil or wickedness.

In the 1st reading, the mother of Moses could just be indifferent and lamented that God was not protecting His people by letting the Egyptians kill their baby boys.

But she did something to protect her baby from the impending evil.

Similarly the adult Moses did not look away or was indifferent to the violence an Egyptian inflicted on his countryman.

In the gospel, Jesus made a pointed reproach on the indifference of the towns of Chorazin and Bethsaida and Capernaum.

Indifference is a sign of internal decay and as such the three cities mentioned in gospel are now in ruins.

Indifference is also a sign that our faith is decaying and that we are not sensitive to the promptings of God in our hearts.

May our hearts be softened by God’s love and may we be aware of the needs of others around us.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

Commentary by Father Stephen Yim

The Concho Padre

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