St. Martin of Tours, pray for us –
The Pharisees of Jesus’ day, themselves teachers of the law, proved to be tone-deaf to the wisdom he offered. They could not grasp that the Kingdom of God had already come in him. The disciples, on the other hand, accepted Jesus’ word that the fullness of the kingdom would come after his suffering and death. How have you passed on the gifts of goodness and holiness, tranquility and generosity, discernment and love for life? Recognize, too, your own place in the unending line of teachers who affect eternity.