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Gospel Reading for April 24, 2024 – John 12: 44-50

ONLY GOD KNOWS

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.”

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Perhaps it was very difficult for the Jews to understand that God had a son. Why would God have a son? If indeed he has one, who is the mother? What made it even more difficult to understand was that the son became man.

This is what happens when we think more than our capacity to understand. Our human minds are limited since we are not God. We simply cannot grasp everything. What we know of God is only that which Jesus revealed to us, because he and the Father are one. How did they become one? ONLY GOD KNOWS.

If we live a life always wanting things that happen to us to have a clear reason, we will experience great difficulty, because ONLY GOD KNOWS. For peace of mind, the better attitude would be to develop our FAITH in God, so that whatever happens we believe there is a reason for God to allow such things to happen, and the reason will always be good for us!
Lord Jesus, show us the way to the Father!

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