Fourth Thursday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fourth Thursday of LENT March 26, 2020 WORD of the DAY For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”. (John 5: 46-47) How shall I live this Word? To believe in Moses, the envoy of God, is to believe in God himself who speaks and communicates by speaking. Today the Lord helps us understand how the foundations are important in order to have a safe home. There is a close relationship between Moses, the law, the Old Testament, and Jesus. If one does not know the Old Testament, how can one understand in depth who Jesus is? If Christians do not begin humbly to understand the thought, life, spirituality of our Jewish brethren, we will struggle to understand Jesus truthfully because Jesus is the One who revealed Himself in that history, in that promise, in those facts. Of course, He then gave them to the whole world, but they were born in that context. St. Jerome said: “Ignoring the Scriptures is ignoring Christ.” There is certainly a cognitive ignorance, but trust...