GOSPEL READING: LUKE 7: 31-35
The people of that generation were not serious about eternal things. They were not bothered about the things of the next world. They were like little children not taking things seriously. External activities were like playful activities. This was the reason Jesus considered them as playful children.
John Baptist was a reserved austere man, lived much in solitude, and ought to have been admired for being such a humble, sober, self-denying man, and hearkened to as a man of thought and contemplation; but this, which was his praise, was turned to his reproach. Jesus was open and friendly and he was eating with Pharisees and the sinners and this was not liked by the others. None must make themselves a standard to all others, nor judge hardly of those that do not do just as they do.
யாரும் தங்களுடைய வாழ்க்கையை வைத்து பிறரைத் தீர்ப்பிட கூடாது. யாரும் தன்னுடைய வாழ்க்கை பிறருக்கு எடுத்துக்காட்டாக இருக்க வேண்டுமென்று தானே விரும்பி நினைக்க கூடாது.