Posted by: sisterbernice | September 10, 2010

And Jesus wept

Always in contemplating the Irish scandal and the scandals elsewhere, I always think – what does Jesus think of all of this.  And I know besides the anger and outrage, he weeps.  He also is very close to the victims and I hope they can be open to him.  I don’t think I would be open.  I think I would have no faith.  It would have been destroyed.  Hearing and reading about the scandal makes one who has not been abused almost lose faith.

There seems to be a myth out there that Jesus is this calm, serene “chum”  who is merciful to everyone.  Yet, Jesus can be distant sometimes to the other people  in the Gospel.  He can be angry.  He holds individuals accountable.  We must trust this – we must trust in the promises of Christ.  Today’s reading shows us some of the passion Christ had when he talked.  It also gives that dualism the Gospel presents – justice and mercy.  We are called to be the same.  Are we?

Today’s Gospel (Lk 6:39-42) found here:

Jesus told his disciples a parable:
“Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Will not both fall into a pit?
No disciple is superior to the teacher;
but when fully trained,
every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
How can you say to your brother,
‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’
when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
then you will see clearly
to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.

As always, I pray and have abstained.

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