Thursday, March 15, 2018

4th Week of Lent, Friday, 16-03-18

Wisdom 2:1, 12-22 / John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

Seminarians have to study theology in the Seminary, and although it can be difficult to remember and understand those theological concepts and definitions, it can still be managed. 

But trying to explain theology to children and teenagers would be a realization of how difficult it is to use simple language to get it across, as well as how much is really understood.

If understanding a subject like theology is difficult, then trying to understand a person is certainly no less easier.

And it would be easier to just make assumptions and presumptions and subsequently make conclusions about a person. That would also save a lot of time and energy.

And that was what they did to Jesus. From the little they knew about Him, they immediately made their conclusions.

Anyway, for someone preaching the dangerous message of love and claiming that God is His Father, He better be silenced. That was their assumption, presumption and conclusion.

And Jesus was silenced by their conclusions. But for just three days.

So as the 1st reading puts it: The godless say to themselves, with their misguided reasoning.

We too, could have said things about others with our misguided reasoning and silenced them with our conclusions.

We too, could have said things about others that were based just on our assumptions and presumptions.

Maybe we need to ask ourselves why we are doing that so often.

When we realize how little we know about ourselves, then we will also realize how little we know about others, and also how little we know about God.