Tuesday 20 March 2018

About Today Readings

Numbers 21:4-9. Psalm 101(102):2-3, 16-21. John 8:21-30.

O Lord hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you—Psalm 101(102):2-3, 16-21. 

Then you will know that I am he.

In this puzzling reading from John we sense that Jesus is not on the same plane as the Pharisees who were challenging him: ‘You are from this world; I am not of this world.’ He shows the closeness of his relationship with his Father. We read that when Jesus is ‘lifted up’ the Pharisees will know who he really is and his relationship with the Father will be clear.

When Jesus explains that ‘he who sent me is with me, and has not left me to myself’, we wonder if he is implying that we too can have such a relationship with God. Today let us reflect on the presence of the Holy Spirit within each of us, as we pray with our brothers and sisters of different faiths: Namaste ‘Greetings: I honour the God within you who is also within me.’

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