On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 22, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Jesus is Lord! Jesus is our God! Jesus is Son of the Living God! Can we shout this out with conviction knowing they are different yet the same? Much testimony has been shared about Jesus over the years, many lives changed, transformed, many miracles witnessed and attributed to Him. Peace, Love and Joy surrounds those who have faith in Him, even on their deathbed there is a glowing serenity about them. Many have died martyrs for Him, with Him, In Him.

Yet today many of us still stone Him with our unbelief do we not? With our irreverence during the Eucharistic celebration or before the Blessed Sacrament?  When we ignore the poor and their cries for help? When we listen to the World on how we are to live our lives and how we are to treat one another instead of listening to His Word, His Way, His Truth? When we support abortion and same sex marriage? When we choose our addictions and desires over living according to His Will for us? When we persecute the Church He established? When we refuse to forgive? When we refuse to love? Just how many more stones can we cast at Him?

Still our Lord is waiting patiently for us to come back to Him, to embrace us with His Love. To send us forth saying “Be faithful, be fruitful, go and sin no more.”

GOSPEL
John 10:31–42

31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him; and they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.

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