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John 12:44-50

The Word of God

Jesus cried aloud, 'Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.'

John 12:44-50
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    • The struggle between the powers of light and darkness dominate John’s gospel. Jesus’ mission is clear. He has come from the Father, bearing the light of his love, revealed by word and deed. Those who receive him walk in this light. Those who reject him stumble around in the darkness and experience lostness.
    • Lord, your one desire is that I make my home in you and live in the Light. Shine in the dark recesses of my heart and bring me and all others to the fullness of life which you offer us.
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    • Jesus has come as Light into the world. In this time of prayer, I allow myself to be bathed in this light.
    • Just as natural light reveals what is hidden in the dark, God’s Word reveals to us what is otherwise hidden from us. And just as natural light enables growth in living things, so exposure to the light of the Gospel brings growth to our spirits. My time of prayer brings growth in me, even though I may not notice it until later.
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    • From within the human, Jesus points us to something more than human. Humanity is lit up by him, enlightened by its creator, so that we know that within our human personality is the spark of divinity. Jesus became like us so that we might become like him. The light of God shines through all creation, bringing life, compassion, justice. It is a caring light, caring for humanity, caring for creation.
    • This is a sort of summary of the message of Jesus. No time or place is given for this speech. He speaks of our faith in God and that he is the light of the world. That we can accept or reject him, and that his word is the word of his Father-God. This is a sort of summary of Johns' earlier prologue announcing that he word was made flesh.
    • Jesus cried out aloud. He knows that the Father's commandment, which he is carrying out, 'is eternal life' and he wants his voice to rise above the babble of other voices around him in the Temple portico. He wants to be heard in the darkness of every age. His voice is the voice of one who desires to save, not to judge.
    • I listen for the saving voice of Jesus above the other voices that surround me.
    • Jesus comes as light, making clear the reality of God. I let the light of Jesus reach any dark are shadowy areas in me so that I may be saved.
    • Jesus knew he spoke for the Father. He trusts me, in turn, to act in his name. I pray now that I may receive light from God and that I may pass it on to the world around me.
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    • From within the human, Jesus points us to something more than human. Humanity is lit up by him, enlightened by its creator, so that we know that within our human personality is the spark of divinity. Jesus became like us so that we might become like him. The light of God shines through all creation, bringing life, compassion, justice. It is a caring light, caring for humanity, caring for creation.
    • This is a sort of summary of the message of Jesus. No time or place is given for this speech. He speaks of our faith in God and that he is the light of the world. That we can accept or reject him, and that his word is the word of his Father-God. This is a sort of summary of Johns' earlier prologue announcing that he word was made flesh.
    • Jesus cried out aloud. He knows that the Father's commandment, which he is carrying out, 'is eternal life' and he wants his voice to rise above the babble of other voices around him in the Temple portico. He wants to be heard in the darkness of every age. His voice is the voice of one who desires to save, not to judge.
    • I listen for the saving voice of Jesus above the other voices that surround me.
    • Jesus comes as light, making clear the reality of God. I let the light of Jesus reach any dark are shadowy areas in me so that I may be saved.
    • Jesus knew he spoke for the Father. He trusts me, in turn, to act in his name. I pray now that I may receive light from God and that I may pass it on to the world around me.
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    • From within the human, Jesus points us to something more than human. Humanity is lit up by him, enlightened by its creator, so that we know that within our human personality is the spark of divinity. Jesus became like us so that we might become like him. The light of God shines through all creation, bringing life, compassion, justice. It is a caring light, caring for humanity, caring for creation.
    • This is a sort of summary of the message of Jesus. No time or place is given for this speech. He speaks of our faith in God and that he is the light of the world. That we can accept or reject him, and that his word is the word of his Father-God. This is a sort of summary of Johns' earlier prologue announcing that he word was made flesh.
    • Jesus cried out aloud. He knows that the Father's commandment, which he is carrying out, 'is eternal life' and he wants his voice to rise above the babble of other voices around him in the Temple portico. He wants to be heard in the darkness of every age. His voice is the voice of one who desires to save, not to judge.
    • I listen for the saving voice of Jesus above the other voices that surround me.
    • Jesus comes as light, making clear the reality of God. I let the light of Jesus reach any dark are shadowy areas in me so that I may be saved.
    • Jesus knew he spoke for the Father. He trusts me, in turn, to act in his name. I pray now that I may receive light from God and that I may pass it on to the world around me.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • From within the human, Jesus points us to something more than human. Humanity is lit up by him, enlightened by its creator, so that we know that within our human personality is the spark of divinity. Jesus became like us so that we might become like him. The light of God shines through all creation, bringing life, compassion, justice. It is a caring light, caring for humanity, caring for creation.
    • This is a sort of summary of the message of Jesus. No time or place is given for this speech. He speaks of our faith in God and that he is the light of the world. That we can accept or reject him, and that his word is the word of his Father-God. This is a sort of summary of Johns' earlier prologue announcing that he word was made flesh.
    • Jesus cried out aloud. He knows that the Father's commandment, which he is carrying out, 'is eternal life' and he wants his voice to rise above the babble of other voices around him in the Temple portico. He wants to be heard in the darkness of every age. His voice is the voice of one who desires to save, not to judge.
    • I listen for the saving voice of Jesus above the other voices that surround me.
    • Jesus comes as light, making clear the reality of God. I let the light of Jesus reach any dark are shadowy areas in me so that I may be saved.
    • Jesus knew he spoke for the Father. He trusts me, in turn, to act in his name. I pray now that I may receive light from God and that I may pass it on to the world around me.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • From within the human, Jesus points us to something more than human. Humanity is lit up by him, enlightened by its creator, so that we know that within our human personality is the spark of divinity. Jesus became like us so that we might become like him. The light of God shines through all creation, bringing life, compassion, justice. It is a caring light, caring for humanity, caring for creation.
    • This is a sort of summary of the message of Jesus. No time or place is given for this speech. He speaks of our faith in God and that he is the light of the world. That we can accept or reject him, and that his word is the word of his Father-God. This is a sort of summary of Johns' earlier prologue announcing that he word was made flesh.
    • Jesus cried out aloud. He knows that the Father's commandment, which he is carrying out, 'is eternal life' and he wants his voice to rise above the babble of other voices around him in the Temple portico. He wants to be heard in the darkness of every age. His voice is the voice of one who desires to save, not to judge.
    • I listen for the saving voice of Jesus above the other voices that surround me.
    • Jesus comes as light, making clear the reality of God. I let the light of Jesus reach any dark are shadowy areas in me so that I may be saved.
    • Jesus knew he spoke for the Father. He trusts me, in turn, to act in his name. I pray now that I may receive light from God and that I may pass it on to the world around me.