FOURTH WEEK OF LENT
Class of 2018
Class of 2018
Believing Is Seeing
“But you have never heard His voice nor seen His form, and you do not have His word remaining in you, because you do not believe in the One whom He has sent. You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them: even they testify on My behalf.” John 5:31
In the Gospel reading today, Jesus is calling out the people for their blindness. They are too blinded by their presuppositions of the way that God should be making Himself known that they do not even notice He is walking among them. How often do we look for God in holy places where He is “supposed” to be and forget to look for Him within our hearts and in the people whom He has placed in our lives? Jesus is challenging us to really, deeply believe in Him. In order to do this, we need to know Him. If we know Jesus, we also know of His love and care for us and for every other individual in the world. Knowing and loving Jesus leads us to see Him firstly as he is present through the Eucharist and the scriptures at Mass. We also see Him as He is present in the hearts of others where He is waiting for us to discover Him. Let us always seek Jesus in the people and situations around us so that we may not be too blinded by our own ideas in seeing Him.
Lord, please help us to know You more perfectly so that our eyes may be opened to
love You in all of the ways that You make Yourself present to us in our daily lives. Amen.
Ex 32:7-14 Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 Jn 5:31-47