May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/033015.cfm

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him.  Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples, and the one who would betray him, said, “Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days’ wages and given to the poor?” He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief and held the money bag and used to steal the contributions. So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” 

The large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came, not only because of him, but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too, because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him. 

Many became followers of Jesus because of the miracles, but they stayed because of the power and truth of His words. What do you look for? Do you believe because of miracles you see or because of the truth of His words? Do not depend on miracles, depend on His words and follow what He teaches. Follow Him to the cross and you will receive salvation and eternal life. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to believe even when I do not see miracles. Open my eyes to the wonders and graces of your world and I will see miracles. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

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