Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reflection: Luke 9:7-9

Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Luke 9: 7-9

Today’s Gospel is very short and Herod is the central figure. It is the scene when Herod is trying to figure out who Jesus is. Herod had been hearing about Jesus. People had told him many fantastic stories about Jesus and his ministry. Others had told him that Jesus was John the Baptist raised from his grave, or maybe he was Elijah.

Herod wanted to know more about this man Jesus. What was Jesus truly about? Was he a crackpot? Was he a false prophet? What was his agenda? Or was he truly a “man of God?” At times, we also have questions about Jesus. Today let us ask ourselves: who do we think Jesus is? Like Herod, are we trying to learn more about Jesus? Perhaps today we can ask Jesus to help us come to know him more deeply and intimately!

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