Thursday 15 April 2021
Acts 5:27-33. The Lord hears the cry of the poor – Psalm 33(34):2, 9, 17-20. John 3:31-36.
Since he whom God has sent speaks God’s own words
When a journalist is covering a story, it is very important to have a trustworthy source. If a journalist trusts their source, they will have confidence that the story they’re publishing is true. If their source is revealed to be untrustworthy, the public will lose trust in both the journalist and their publication.
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus is considered as the ultimate ‘source’. His words are true because they come directly from God. If we accept the words of Jesus, we accept that God is worthy of our trust. We can live by Jesus’ words, confident that they will lead to our salvation.
Just as there are those journalists who would sensationalise and bend the facts to suit the stories they want to tell, there are those who would bend the words of Jesus to their own ends. Yet God will help us discern the truth if we pay attention to the words and actions of Jesus.