Reflection on John 10:31-42 ~
We can claim that we are children of God! Witness to miracles; yes. Love God and neighbor; yes. Good works; yes. Listen to the Word; yes. Community; yes. Believe that Christ is our friend our brother; yes. Forgive others; yes. Do we blaspheme; sort of – because it is against a disconnected society that is rejecting an integrated faith life. There are metaphoric stones being thrown at us, but the truth is that we are guided by the Cross and Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit living inside us.
John 10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If those to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’—and the scripture cannot be annulled— 36 can you say that the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world is blaspheming because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Then they tried to arrest him again, but he escaped from their hands.
40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there. 41 Many came to him, and they were saying, “John performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this John 10:31-42 Reflection – God’s Sons and Daughters.