In the Gospel Jesus foretold the evil that would come upon Bethsaida, the ungrateful town on whom he had lavished many miracles, that had heard his kindest words.
The people of Bethsaida were not still around to hear Our Lord’s lament. It really was not to them that he addressed his reproach, no, it was to us whom he has favored lavishly, only to be rewarded with half-hearted service.
He was addressing to us as well what he said in Luke, 12/48. “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will b demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
No people anywhere in the world or anywhere in history has received as much of the world’s good things as we have. Who else wallows in air conditioning, zooms around in comfortable cars, eats fine foods shipped from all over? Who else can match our educational benefits?
What acts of goodness can we offer God in return?