It's a small detail in the gospel story but it is an important one. After the events of Psalm Sunday some Greek people went to Philip who went and told Andrew who went and told Jesus. Their request was simple. They wanted to see Jesus.
It's important because it was what Jesus' opponents feared. It seemed to them as if the whole world was going after Jesus.
It's important because Jesus was about to be 'lifted up' on a cross so that he could draw all people to himself.
Read that last sentence again, until you get it.
The cross is a big signpost. Look here! You will see who God really is. You will see love poured out beyond any limit. It becomes a sort of magnetic attraction or, perhaps better, a voice gently calling us home. Our accusers are defeated. Love has won.
God didn't send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save it.
The bread of God has come down from heaven and given life to the world.
God reveals himself in many ways but this is the ultimate.
I can't prove it. I can only ask you to look until you get it.
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Holy Week is about to come. I am hoping that all of us are going to use this as the perfect opportunity to reflect on the things we have done with our lives. If we believe that there are things that we need to do in order for us to be closer to God, then let us all have an eagerness to do it. Life isn't perfect, and so are we. But we should never let it dictate the kind of life we will have. Mostly, we should always let God take control. If we let Him have a "say" about our lives, we are sure that we are completely guided.
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