Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
March 16, 2021 – Tuesday
Gospel: John 5:1-16
As we journey towards Jesus’ passion, we see clearly in this gospel how the Jews were starting to build their case against Jesus. Here we see Jesus, healing a man on a Sabbath, asking him to pick up his mat which would be contrary to their Jewish tradition on the Sabbath. Giving them reason to hate him. But at the same time, actually, it is Jesus building a CASE for us and really trying to PROVE A POINT: We see Jesus, breaking the rules of man to show us the that the law of God, the law of love will always be more supreme. Jesus is showing us, “Don’t get caught up following rules for the sake of following it. Follow Christ. Follow His Heart. Let His LOVE decide.”
When was the last time you let God’s LOVE decide how you should treat another person instead of letting your own “rules” decide?