Sunday, May 3, 2015

Examin Saturday 2 May 2015

Then Jesus cried aloud: ‘Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge,for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.’ 
John 12. 44-50

The above is sometimes called Christ's summary of his teaching; from this point on in the Gospel of St John he sets his face towards Jerusalem. His words can be uncomfortable to modern ear, speaking as they do of obedience in this life and judgement in the next. Perhaps it would as well for all who call themselves Christians to consider their lives in the light of these words.

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