Jesus cried out

Greetings on this the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Readings: Acts 12:24—13:5a; PS 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8; Jn 12:44-50
Notes: People cry out when the message is urgent or te need is urgent.

Jesus cried out too (but not often but specifically):

  • In the Temple – Messiah has come.
  • At the Feast – Completeness of relation satisfaction in the Lord.
  • On the Cross – Redemption.

John the Baptist cried out in the wilderness about Jesus.
Elizabeth cried out in her home about Mary.

So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said, “You know me and also know where I am from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true (Jn 7:28).

On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink (Jn 7:37).

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me (Jn 12:44)

And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”* which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46).

First reading
So they, sent forth by the Holy Spirit.

Responsorial Psalm
O God, let all the nations praise you!

May God have pity on us and bless us;
may he let his face shine upon us.
So may your way be known upon earth;
among all nations, your salvation.

Alleluia Verse
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.

Gospel Portion
Jesus cried out and said,
what I say, I say as the Father told me.
In the Temple – Messiah has come.
At the Feast – Completeness of relation satisfaction in the Lord.
On the Cross – Redemption.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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