Daily Gospel Reflection – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year C

Daily Gospel Reflection – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year C

Bishop Robert Barron 
March 29, 2022 
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year C 

Gospel: Jn 5:1-3a, 5-16 

There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked. 

Now that day was a sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.” He answered them, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’“ They asked him, “Who is the man who told you, ‘Take it up and walk’?” The man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there. After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him, “Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you.” The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well. Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath. 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

Bishop Robert Barron

Friends, in today’s Gospel, we find the beautiful healing of a paralyzed man who had been ill for thirty-eight years. Jesus sees the man lying on his mat, next to a pool, and asks, “Do you want to be well?” The man answers him, and Jesus replies, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immediately, the man is healed. 

Now at this point, the story really heats up. We notice something that is frequently on display in the Gospels: the resistance to the creative work of God, the attempt to find any excuse, however lame, to deny it, to pretend it’s not there, to condemn it. 

One would expect that everyone around the cured man would rejoice, but just the contrary: the Jewish leaders are infuriated and confounded. They see the healed man and their first response is, “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.” 

Why are they so reactive? Why don’t they want this to be? We sinners don’t like the ways of God. We find them troubling and threatening. Why? Because they undermine the games of oppression and exclusion that we rely upon in order to boost our own egos. 

Let this encounter remind us that God’s ways are not our ways, and that there is one even greater than the sabbath.

COMMENTS

Tên

Bác Ái,53,Bài Giảng Audio,68,Bản tin,1244,BảnTin,1,bâcsi,1,Cáo Phó,36,Chuyên đề,139,Cộng Đoàn,389,Đời tu,7,Gia đình Đa Minh,24,Giáo dục,111,Giáo Hội Hoàn vũ,590,Giáo Hội Việt Nam,224,Giới Thiệu,2,Góc Bếp,1,Hạnh Các Thánh,1,Hội Dòng,560,Hội Thánh,212,Kiến Thức,51,Kiến Thức Phổ Thông,1,Lời Chúa,3,Mùa Chay và Phục Sinh,659,Mùa Thường Niên,1240,Mùa Vọng và Giáng Sinh,271,Mục Vụ Giáo Xứ,66,Nhà An Dưỡng,4,Nhà Huấn Luyện,112,Núi Thánh Phục Sinh,1,Phụng vụ,3,Radio,126,Radio Tâm Ca,75,RVA,22,Suy Niệm,2014,Suy niệm,1083,Suy Tư,1,Suy Tư - Cảm Nghiệm,441,Sứ Vụ,28,Sư Vụ,3,Sứ vụ,206,Sứ Vụ Giáo Dục,3,Sức khỏe,88,Sưu Tầm,80,Tài liệu,368,Tập San Lên Đường,400,Thần Học,1,Thế giới nhìn từ Vatican,1,Thông Tin,509,Thời Sự,406,Trong nước,2,Truyền Giáo,6,Vatican News,11,Văn Bản,15,Văn Hóa Nghệ Thuật,1304,Văn-Thơ,1,Video Clips,859,Video Nhạc - Phim,371,Videos,7,Youth Radio,52,
ltr
item
HỘI DÒNG NỮ ĐA MINH GÒ VẤP: Daily Gospel Reflection – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year C
Daily Gospel Reflection – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year C
Daily Gospel Reflection – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Year C
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiRJvGHIjiBfxXx9rFoJuFVxfV8LyVrjohiB-mDFbz2fk9vNB_bJ6yMqXNJuJ350XOScAQt45-_LduGievSA0od_h18MCXlUy2_r6_hx6c8-zz6ilP0ITa7ngJ3CMoBCpdibiEr4Jgpj6DzRX2MYxMlSd0pIPPNLZIyPUhrLToXLx5N4jVwcFw86KDD/w703-h342/Bishop.jpg
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiRJvGHIjiBfxXx9rFoJuFVxfV8LyVrjohiB-mDFbz2fk9vNB_bJ6yMqXNJuJ350XOScAQt45-_LduGievSA0od_h18MCXlUy2_r6_hx6c8-zz6ilP0ITa7ngJ3CMoBCpdibiEr4Jgpj6DzRX2MYxMlSd0pIPPNLZIyPUhrLToXLx5N4jVwcFw86KDD/s72-w703-c-h342/Bishop.jpg
HỘI DÒNG NỮ ĐA MINH GÒ VẤP
https://www.daminhgovap.org/2022/03/daily-gospel-reflection-tuesday-of_29.html
https://www.daminhgovap.org/
https://www.daminhgovap.org/
https://www.daminhgovap.org/2022/03/daily-gospel-reflection-tuesday-of_29.html
true
3295611318363260226
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Xem bài Reply Cancel reply Delete Bởi Home TRANG POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU NHÃN ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Không tìm thấy bài viết phù hợp với yêu cầu Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content