Prayer: O Jesus, never let me oppose you.
Imagination: (Picture Jesus preaching in the Temple.)
Jesus has divided the crowd. Some think he is the Messiah and others say the Messiah must come from Bethlehem, the City of David. (John’s community knew that Jesus was born in Bethlehem). The question is about Jesus’ divine origin and this text unfolds the great debate.
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Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers
“We approach God not by walking but by loving. The purer our love for him toward whom we are striving, the more present to us will he be. To him, therefore, who is everywhere present and everywhere whole, we must proceed not by our feet but by our moral virtues – judged not by the object of our knowledge but by the object of our love.” (Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 A.D., excerpt from Letter 155,13)