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April 3, 2014
THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT
The Gospel reading for today is definitely a weighty one. Jesus is speaking to the Jews, discussing testimonies on his behalf. As I reflected on the reading, there was something that specifically stood out and made an impression. “But I have testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf.” (John 5:36)
I’m sure that there is so much to delve into with these few lines, but it made such an impression on me because Jesus is saying that his acts are testimony enough for us to believe in him. He says that these are a “testimony greater than John’s.”
This led me to challenge myself. We can say that we believe, that we love God, but do we reflect that in our actions? The works that we perform will testify on our behalf. We must ask ourselves:
- Does our love for God show in our actions?
- Does our faith go beyond just what we say into what we do?
St. Mary’s Catholic Center will post a daily reflection from a student, former student, or staff member every day of Lent. We have compiled these reflections into a handout, given to our students on Ash Wednesday. (163)