Avoid our hearts becoming hardened
Sat, Jul 20 2019 10:02
| love, prophesy, Witness
Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved, the favourite of my soul.
I will endow him with my spirit,
and he will proclaim the true faith to the nations.
He will not brawl or shout,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
He will not break the crushed reed,
nor put out the smouldering wick
till he has led the truth to victory:
in his name the nations will put their hope.
One of the ways that we can guard against our hearts becoming hard is by reading the Scriptures with the focused aim of drawing from them a deeper insight into the mystery of Christ. This is what Matthew was doing in today’s reading: he was drawing deeper insight from the writing of the prophet Isaiah. He saw that Jesus was latent in the Old Testament and was able to recognise those Scriptures which testified about him (as above).