Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031116.cfm
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.
Again, the people that know Jesus deny Him, because they knew where He was from. They judged Him, so never listened to His message. Do you think you know Jesus? Do you listen to His message or are you like these people who rejected Him without knowing Him? Come to know Him and your life will be filled to overflowing.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for filling my life. May I have the grace to never forget you or what you have done for me, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.