Today's Readings

Reading 1: Jeremiah  20:10-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gospel: John 10:31-42
Today's Reflection:
Kate Wojciechowski
JPII '17

"You, a man, are making yourself God." This quote from the Gospel recognizes how the Jews continued to doubt Jesus in all of his miracles. With little faith and trust in God, they were unable to react and open their minds as they accused Him of blasphemy.

Jesus did not "make" Himself God, but rather God the Son was begotten by the Father. It is His mission to establish the same as His Father's. By rejecting both Jesus' miracles and mission, they are also rejecting God the Father.

Jesus is both a preacher and a doer. He is first threatened by the claims, but confident in knowing He is telling the truth, this gives Him a sense of freedom. He was confident in his Father's help that never fails as He spoke the truth.

Our faith must rely on the Holy Spirit that will live within us given as a gift by God. 

With this gospel passage, we see that we need to place all our trust and faith in God. It is within us that we will open our hearts to Jesus who will love us unconditionally as long as we establish a bond with Him. Jesus also shares our fears and doubts, but he was able to overcome them. We can learn by this and also learn to imitate Christ in our everyday lives.
St. John Paul II High School & St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School