“which Way have I chosen this lenten season?” Lord.
“Lectio Divina”, a Latin term, means “divine reading” and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. Notice what you think and feel as you read the gospel.
“The Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If those to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ – and the scripture cannot be annulled – can you say that the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world is blaspheming because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Then they tried to arrest him again, but he escaped from their hands.
He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there. Many came to him, and they were saying, “John performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” And many believed in him there. John 10:31-42
Two different places.
Two different attitudes.
One of rejection.
One of welcome.
“What has my attitude been this lenten season, Lord?”
Have I rejected you?
Or have I believed all that you have revealed to me these past 40 days?
Let me take your words to heart, Lord. Help me examine my life and break free of the things that enslave me, especially that which keeps me from believing in You.
Lord, many oppose you and deny your divinity, often bitterly. I pray for them, and I thank you for being willing to suffer such rejection. Forgive me for when I have rejected you and your Way, Jesus. But please know that always – I am yours.
hugs & blessings as we enter the Holy Week & extra-special ones to all those who walk His Way of the Cross, in solidarity with all those who suffer for His name.
May your lenten amens lead you to an alleluia Easter!