Reflection on John 10:22-30
The gift of Jesus is greater than all else for us because once received, Christ cannot be snatched away. Humility is one of the clues that you are maximizing this gift. Do you avoid sitting at the head of the dinner table? When praised do you briefly smile or say thank you, then move on? Do you pray for or help others without any expectations? Do you ever make a claim about how great you are? The people in your life should know that you like Jesus do not need to.
Jesus Walks in the Portico of Solomon, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
John 10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Is Rejected by the Jews
22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; 26 but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. 30 The Father and I are one.”
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 10: 22-30.