READING I: Isaiah 54:1-10
RESPONSORIAL: Psalms 30:2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b
GOSPEL: Luke 7:24-30
In a lesson for us, Jesus refers to tax collectors and sinners accepting John whereas the Scribes and Pharisees don't. Humility and honesty about our frail sinful nature enable us to seek forgiveness but pride and arrogance like that of the Scribes and Pharisees prevent us from seeing the truth, even if he is standing in our midst!