Friday 27 March 2020
Wisdom 2:1, 12-22. The Lord is near to broken hearts – Psalm 33(34): 16, 18, 19-21, 23. John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30.
‘You do not know him but I know him because I have my being from him.’
Jesus the Christ seems to be a representation of the upright man of the Wisdom passage. His ways are different, and he claims to have knowledge of God. Some have recognised him as the Christ although the authorities want to kill him, just as the upright man of Wisdom may be tested with cruelty and torture.
Those who are against him wish to explore this gentleness of his and to put his patience to the test. Their malice has made them blind: they ‘do not know the hidden things of God’. Jesus, as a wisdom figure, saw the truth differently: ‘You do not know him but I know him because I have my being from him.’
We pray for the grace to see God’s Holy Spirit in all we meet. May we too learn to know the hidden things of God.