FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Fifth Friday of LENT
April 3, 2020
WORD of the DAY
The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” (John 10: 31-33)
How shall I live this Word?
The marvelous works of God are not lacking and will never be lacking at any epoch of history. Life itself is a beautiful gift that is renewed for us gratuitously each day. However, God’s work is only recognized by those who listen to His Word, like the crowds who knew how to see a continuity between the mission of John the Baptist and that of Jesus, which the other Jews could not see. The latter presume to know and instead remain deaf and blind to the Word. They regard Jesus as an unknown or as a blasphemer.
Going back to the source of our faith, exploring the pure fonts from where the water of life flows, asking ourselves who is the God we believe in and how does He act, is the presupposition and maturity of our Christianity.
Today, I will bring to mind the person who first transmitted the faith to me with words, actions, witness. As I remember, I will go back to my ‘Jordan’, and seek to arouse anew in my heart, awe for the newness that Jesus brought to my life.
The voice of St. Gregory the Great
Learn to know the heart of God through the words of God.
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