(Mt 11:2-19, Lk 7:18-35)

In His response to the disciples of John the Baptist, Jesus points to the important things he has done, the miracles and, perhaps more importantly, his teaching of the Good News to the poor. He then reminds those in positions of social power among men that their minds are out of focus, that the power has gone to their heads, as the popular expression goes, that over the generations, such men have witnessed signs through the prophets about the errors of their ways, and generation after generation such men repeat the same mistakes. But any man from any social standing can do the fruits of the Holy Spirit: those who boldly focus on spiritual laws, as taught by the prophets and John the Baptist, and now led by Christ, are breaking through into the Kingdom of God.