Sunday, March 19, 2006
While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
many began to believe in his name
when they saw the signs he was doing.
But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all,
and did not need anyone to testify about human nature.
He himself understood it well.
I guess the question is, will Jesus trust himself to us? Will he enter into us? Based on the first reading, the answer would seem to be yes, if we follow his commandments. So are we? Or are we comfortable in sort of doing it? Does the fire burn inside of us?
If so, it must be guarded. If not, it must be kindled by grace. No rest for the weary, in one sense, but eternal rest in another.