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May 10, 2022

Daily Reflection for Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners!

We encourage you to reflect on Tuesday’s readings at this link: Click here.

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Acts 11:19-26
Responsorial: Psalm 87:1-7
Gospel: John 10:22-30

Our reflection for Tuesdays readings:
“How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”     John 10:24

In good Lectio Divina fashion, we should read and then re-read the scripture passage. And then re-read it again. The phrase that I seem to be focusing on is “...tell us plainly.” Or in other words: tell me plainly. I can certainly relate to the people gathered around Jesus in this passage because there are many times, especially when it comes to faith, that I have to be told again and again. But I just don’t get it. Tell me plainly!

Because sometimes I want to see miracles. You know the kind. The miracles from the Bible. I want to see water parting and being turned into wine. I want to see the crippled walk again and the blind see again. Not the plain everyday miracles like the sun rising or the healing of a broken relationship. And like the crowd I can grow impatient, and I want to know, and I want to know right now! Tell me plainly.

Maybe knowing and believing doesn’t have to be so complicated? Maybe loving and accepting isn’t that difficult a task? Maybe seeing the everyday miracles is just as pure and holy?

Jesus, please, one more time, Tell me plainly.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,
Tim Bush

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