Today is the second day in a row where we see the word “pity” in the Gospel reading. In today’s Gospel from Matthew 9 and 10, we see that Jesus’ heart was “moved with pity” for the people, “because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.”
Today’s first reading from Isaiah 30 is another beautiful prophesy of the Messiah. “No longer will your Teacher hide himself, but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher, while from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears: “This is the way; walk in it,” when you would turn to the right or to the left.”
That “voice” speaks to us all. Sometimes the voice of God may be audible. Mostly, though, we hear it in our hearts. God always desires us to walk in His ways. When we stray, He is always calling out to us. Can you hear Jesus speaking to you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Father, keep us ever attentive to the voice of Jesus, instructing us in the way we should walk. May we hear Him and alter our course accordingly. Amen.