Our site uses cookies to improve the user experience and we recommend accepting its use to take full advantage of the navigation

A team of 200 priests comment on daily Gospel

View other days:

Liturgical day: Monday 5th (C) of Lent

Gospel text (Jn 8,12-20): They asked him, «Where is your Father?». Jesus answered, «You don't know me or my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father as well». Jesus said to the Jews, «I am the Light of the world; the one who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have light and life». The Pharisees replied, «Now you are speaking on your own be-half, your testimony is worthless». Then Jesus said, «Even though I bear witness to myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I have come from and where I am going. But you do not know where I came from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; as for me, I don't judge anyone. But if I had to judge, my judgment would be valid for I am not alone: the Father who sent me is with me. In your Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid; so I am bearing witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to me».

They asked him, «Where is your Father?». Jesus answered, «You don't know me or my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father as well». Jesus said these things when he was teaching in the Temple area, in the place where they received the offerings. No one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today the discussion about Jesus Christ rises in tone. He began his preaching in Galilee announcing the arrival of the Kingdom of God. He preached with exceptional authority, attended to all, performed miracles ... Normal people recognized that Jesus came from God. Now, in Jerusalem, he openly declares that God is his Father and, in addition, identifies himself with the Father.

-Jesus is God, and God is a "family": Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That wonder is the one we discover listening to and accepting Jesus Christ.