Reflection on John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 ~
Challenged, I am going to encounter my world today as an integrated Christian. I think I am doing ok with being righteous, my ethics are intact, and I care about others, all necessary human virtues. But, Should I leave divinity within hidden away in secret, or open doors of the Tabernacle that Jesus asks that I should be? With this newfound growing courage, maybe I can start with a whisper, first revealing that I know Christ.
John 7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Unbelief of Jesus’ Brothers
After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He did not wish to go about in Judea because the Jews were looking for an opportunity to kill him. 2 Now the Jewish festival of Booths was near.
Jesus at the Festival of Booths
10 But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not publicly but as it were in secret.
Is This the Christ?
25 Now some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is not this the man whom they are trying to kill? 26 And here he is, speaking openly, but they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Messiah? 27 Yet we know where this man is from; but when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” 28 Then Jesus cried out as he was teaching in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I am from. I have not come on my own. But the one who sent me is true, and you do not know him. 29 I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.” 30 Then they tried to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30.