Tuesday, April 15, 2014

John 12:20-36 (Tuesday)

Year A - Holy Week Tuesday or Clarification Week Tuesday
April 15, 2014

What sign would tell you that you have come into your prime? Is it an internal sign that would look responsive to an external event? Is is dependent upon some criterion being met that would give permission to play your end game?

Attend to the voice that has come for your sake and yet is not interpretable by you. Some said it thunder and some said it was for Jesus. None saw it relating directly to themself.

It doesn’t help that Jesus continues to talk past people. They ask and Jesus goes off on a tangent. Jesus claims and then hides his claim away.

If you think you get what this is about it is probably time to take a 40 day retreat. Consider again what an absent Messiah might mean. Isn’t there an implication that this particular Messiah is Emmanuel, G*D with us, and now is no where to be found?  How are we to trust absent light?

Over time we have adjusted to this question and done a lot of contortions to make sense of Jesus’ hiding from us. This is a most important question early on and remains such if we are willing to give it a try.

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