Saturday 6 April 2019

About Today Readings

Jeremiah 11:18-20. Psalm 7:2-3, 9-12. John 7:40-52

Lord, my God, I take shelter in you – Psalm 7:2-3, 9-12. 

‘Prophets do not come out of Galilee.’

Sometimes we can become so caught up in what we expect that we do not allow ourselves to be open to the wonder of the moment or a new experience. This is the case with the Pharisees in today’s gospel. They are so caught up with the idea that a Messiah cannot come from Galilee that they close themselves off to what could be an amazing new experience. They refuse to believe before they even meet Jesus.

It is so much easier to be cynical than make ourselves vulnerable, but we have so much to gain from vulnerability. May we listen to the voice of Nicodemus and not pass judgment until we have heard what Jesus has to say. Holy Spirit, please open our hearts to receive the love poured out by Jesus. Clear us of all prejudice, so we may welcome the wonderful promise of our salvation found in him.

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