Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday word, 30 Mar 2007

5Lenten Friday (30Mar 2007) Jer 20. 10-13; Ps 18; Jn 10. 31-42
Homily of Fr. Paul Panaretos, S.J.
Schooled In Peace

Jesus’ long conversation with Jews is divided and serve as the gospels in the weekdays of Lent leading to Holy Week.

In today’s part of the conversation Jesus alluded to Psalm 82, which said in part: I declare: “Gods though you be, offspring of the Most High all of you, Yet like any mortal you shall die; like any prince you shall fall.”

Jesus spoke to those whom God’s word made gods because they were offspring of the Most High all of you. How much more the one whom God had sanctified and sent into the world to do God’s desire!

We also are offspring of the Most High all of us. We are that by virtue of being baptized into Jesus our Messiah. Lent is our opportunity to polish our Christian identity and become brighter witnesses of Jesus in our daily living.

Whenever we fail to give witness to Jesus by our deeds and lives, our deeds and our lives denounce him.

Lent schools us to become brighter, clearer and more eloquent witnesses so that all our deeds may point to Jesus and lead others closer to him. Even our insignificant actions breed peace, something our world sorely needs.
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