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DG BookGospel: John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
After this, Jesus went around Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews wanted to kill him.
Now the Jewish feast of the Tents was at hand. But after his brothers had gone to the festival, he also went up, not publicly but in secret.
Some of the people of Jerusalem said, “Is this not the man they want to kill? And here he is speaking freely,

and they don’t say a word to him? Can it be, that the rulers know that this is really the Christ? Yet we know where this man comes from;
but when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.” So Jesus announced in a loud voice in the temple court where he was teaching,
“You say that you know me and know where I come from! I have not come of myself; I was sent by the One who is true, and you don’t know him.
I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” They would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him because his time had not yet come.

REFLECTION:
Jesus’ death is imminent. He has threats. The people are upset by his words and actions. For them, He is really
committing blasphemy by claiming to be the Son of God. The people are aware of the human identity of Jesus but they fail to recognize God’s presence in Him.
In short, they do not understand the ways and actions of the Lord.
In our world today, people who stirs the conscience and remind the people on what is right are often the ones who suffered.
How many people who stands for the ecology, human life and dignity, and justice had been persecuted or killed?
Even today, the world does not recognize the Lord. Many still choose to reject the Good News and the call for conversion.
During this Lenten Season, let us take cou­rage and ask the Lord to bless us that we may stand for truth
and ­righteousness even in the midst of persecution and death.

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