THURSDAY 4TH WEEK
Perfect Torkornoo, C ‘15
"You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life."
In today’s reading, John is sent to proclaim the truth to the people. In John (5:36), Jesus tells the people that He has a testimony much greater than John’s testimony, but the people refuse to believe this testimony because they do not believe in the One that God has sent to them to die on the cross. The people study the scriptures and believe they will find eternal life in the them and not in the One whom God has sent to save the world. Instead of believing in Christ they seek human glory rather than God’s glory. How many times have you neglected to spend time with Jesus in prayer and adoration? I can tell you from experience I have done this many times. Sometimes I get so caught up in making sure I am doing the right things that I forget to build a relationship with Christ. Today’s reading is a good reminder that we cannot have eternal life or know the truth without believing in Christ and having a personal relationship with Him. Reading the scriptures, being kind, having good morals, and fulfilling what some will call “the Catholic requirements” do not guarantee we will have eternal life.
We will not automatically have eternal life. Our eternal life is found in His Son, who died on the cross for us. Jesus is the life, the truth, and the way. Spend some time with Jesus in daily prayer and, or adoration, and build a relationship with Him. Having a relationship with Jesus is like having a relationship with friend or a loved one; it requires time and effort.
Father, help me to seek a relationship with Your Son and to seek Your glory, so I may know Your Son is the life, the truth, and the way. Amen.
Ex 32: 7-14, Ps 106: 19-23; Jn 5: 31-47