March 23, 2018 - Friday
Gospel: Jn 10;31-42
Do You Understand?
A week from now, we will commemorate the Passion of the Lord. Today's Gospel reveals precisely what seems to be the core of the conflict that led Jesus to such a death: his revelation as the Son of God and the close-mindedness of the authorities.
Today Jesus keeps searching for hearts that can welcome and try to understand his message. He knocks at the door of our hearts and asks us, “Do you understand?”
This is not about theological or intellectual understanding alone, but those who understand that Jesus is the Son of God embrace the lifestyle of the children of God.
Lord, Grant grant us understanding hearts that are not contented with being your admirers and spectators but rather decided imitators. Amen.