Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent
JER 20:10-13; JN 10:31-42
The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus.
Jesus answered them, "I have shown you
many good works from my Father.
For which of these are you trying to stone
Jesus confronted the
Jews who did not accept him as the Son of God. For them it was blasphemy, an unacceptable
statement. Jesus tried to convince them by saying, “If I do not perform my Father's works, do not believe me; but
if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that
you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the
We constantly make
statements about others or events. What do we base our statements or truth on?
On our own perception? On what we believe? Or on what other people tell us?
We often don't have the
whole truth. However, we would like to conclude and label others with all kinds
of names. What I’ve learned is that we are all in the process of seeking the
truth about history, genders, cultures, generations, politics, family and
Jesus teaches us to use
the “good works" he performed to judge him and to recognize the One who
sent him. We need to be more careful and conscious about what we see, hear and
believe in order to truly bring unity and peace to our society.
Why do you believe in Jesus? How quickly are you going to judge
Fr. Tat Hoang, C.Ss.R.
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