Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/032015.cfm
The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright:
“Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the LORD. To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, because his life is not like that of others, and different are his ways. He judges us debased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure. He calls blest the destiny of the just and boasts that God is his Father. Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him. For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes. With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience. Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”
These were their thoughts, but they erred; for their wickedness blinded them, and they knew not the hidden counsels of God; neither did they count on a recompense of holiness nor discern the innocent souls’ reward.
The Book of Wisdom foretold what would happen to Christ, what His enemies would say about Him. Jesus knew the Scripture and so He knew His destiny. We say that the bible is no longer relevant to our world today, but we forget that what is contained in these books came as prophesies from God. They are just as true today as they were in Jesus’ time. And, it is time for us to heed the warnings and the words of the Prophets and of Our Savior.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me when I do not listen to your words that have come down through the ages. Help my unbelief Lord, so I may hear you with the ears of my heart. In Jesus’ holy name Amen.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.