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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 15, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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In the Lord’s time, His Will be done.

Should we cower in fear when we preach the Truth in charity and love? Fear of reprisals? Fear of vile insults, name calling and even in today’s context fear of being cyber bullied? And in rare instances (depending on your geographic location) threats of physical harm and death? 

When we share Jesus with others in love, in a faith that is strong and led by the Holy Spirit , we are assured peace, even joy amidst oppression. Can our oppressors who proclaim to do God’s will give the same testimony? No! For hatred begets hatred; it sees not the face of God or His works whether it be through His disciples. It is all consuming, for it plots against love, to hurt, maim and destroy.

So let us take up our cross and walk with our Lord who is with us every step of the way. For the Lord is our shepherd, no evil shall we fear!

GOSPEL John 7:1–2, 10, 25–30

Jesus moved about within Galilee; he did not wish to travel in Judea, because the Jews were trying to kill him. But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near.

But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, he himself also went up, not openly but as it were in secret.

Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said, “Is he not the one they are trying to kill? And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him. Could the authorities have realized that he is the Christ? But we know where he is from. When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.” So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said, “You know me and also know where I am from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true. I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.” So they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.