I am at work

Greetings on this the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent
Readings: Is 49:8-15; PS 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18; Jn 5:17-30
Notes: “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.

I have in the past spoke about Sabbath rest being a form of work, proplery understood.

First reading


  • In time of favor – answer.
  • Restore the land.
  • Prisoners – come out.
  • Darkness – bring light.
  • Plenty water and food.
  • I will not forget you.

From the psalm: The LORD is faithful in all his words and holy in all his works.

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord is gracious and merciful.

Verse Before the Gospel
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me will never die.

Gospel Portion
For this reason they tried all the more to kill him,
because he not only broke the sabbath
but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.

Some are really stuck in their preconceived notions of what holy work is and is not.

Jesus, in his active working, fulfilled the Sabbath.

Time to rethink the juridical Church.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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