Saturday 27 March 2021

About Today Readings

Ezekiel 37:21-28. The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock – Jeremiah 31:10-13. John 11:45-56.

Help us to build the kingdom in the way you taught us

‘What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.’ As we read this, we think to ourselves: ‘Believe him, of course!’

But this is hindsight. Would we have been any different if we had been there? If we are honest, we would see ourselves as not wishing to upset the status quo, to stand out from the crowd. Wanting to be like all the rest we would, most likely, have followed the chief priest and avoided upsetting the Roman authorities.

But you, Lord, had your sights set on building your Father’s kingdom by doing his will. Although you knew that by doing this you were walking into danger in Jerusalem you did what you had to do. Because we are not in your class, we will not be at risk of being crucified.

Help us to be clear sighted about your way to live and to build the kingdom in the way you taught us.

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