Tuesday 23 March 2021

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St Turibius de Mongrovejo

Numbers 21:4-9. O Lord hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you – Psalm 101(102):2-3, 16-21. John 8:21-30.

When you have lifted up the Son of Man then you will know that I am He

Stavros: You speak in riddles, Jesus. What do you mean by lifting up the Son of Man? How will that show people who you are?

Jesus: I am the Son of Man sent by God, and I meant the human disaster of the crucifixion. When people saw God in that, Stavros, they would know that I am the one whom God had sent.

Stavros: It’s all a mystery to me, Jesus. How could we ever see God in such a terrible killing?

Jesus: Well, think about where you have found God to be present in your own life, Stavros. Is it sometimes in times of humiliation, opposition, chronic illness? Do you sometimes feel lifted up with me in these times’

Stavros: More often cast down, than lifted up, Jesus. More often shafted than raised. But I guess I need to hang in there.

Jesus: It’s good company you will be keeping, Stavros.

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