Daily Gospel Reflection – Friday, April 5

John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Jesus moved about within Galilee;
he did not wish to travel in Judea,
because the Jews were trying to kill him.
But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near.

But when his brothers had gone up to the feast,
he himself also went up, not openly but as it were in secret.

Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said,
“Is he not the one they are trying to kill?
And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him.
Could the authorities have realized that he is the Christ?
But we know where he is from.
When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”
So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said,
“You know me and also know where I am from.
Yet I did not come on my own,
but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true.
I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”
So they tried to arrest him,
but no one laid a hand upon him,
because his hour had not yet come.

Jesus tried to tell the people that God had sent him, but wasn’t able to make them understand.

Many people wanted to believe that Jesus was the Messiah because of what he said and did, but they knew him. Do you think the person you know best could be Jesus?

Even though the people heard what he preached and saw his miracles, they still asked whether or not there was someone else out there that was better. Do we do the same thing? Do we see a good thing and, because it doesn’t answer our needs, continue to seek for something better?

Do we know who Jesus is? Do we recognize what he is telling us every day? Do we believe him and his word, or twist it to fit our own desires?

Or are we like those who said good things and didn’t want to be heard? Are we afraid to express our faith?

By Mrs. Gail Trahan, Faculty