Friday, March 23rd, 2018
The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, ‘You are gods”’? If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and Scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Then they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power. He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many there began to believe in him.
When Jesus was questioned about who He was, he affirmed that He is the Son of the Father. He said, even if you do not believe Me, believe the works I do because they testify to Me. Can we say the same about our life? Do our works testify that we are sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven, adopted in Christ? If not, we must strive with all our strength to ensure that our works witness to our identity in Christ. As our Lord said so beautifully, “A good tree produces good fruit” (St. Matthew 7:17).
Resolve today to perform a work which testifies to your union with Christ.
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Resolve today to perform a deed that will not only help you but will help another brother or sister in Christ.
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