March 24, 2018 - Saturday
Gospel: Jn 11:45-56
Till The End
“Are you gonna run the marathon and not cross the finish line?” These are the first lines of a song that came to my mind after reading today’s gospel. People were wondering if Jesus would finish what he started: “What do you think? Will he come to the feast?”
We know the answer. Jesus will culminate his work. He will be faithful until the end to his mission, and so fulfilling the (unintentional) prophecy of the High Priest--gather into one the dispersed children of God with his death for all.
Let us learn today from him to finish what we start--commitments, apostolic initiatives, projects--even if it entails taking pauses to recharge energies or refresh our motivations, just as he did by withdrawing to the town of Ephraim for a while. Lord grant us determination to carry out or our own mission till the end. Amen.