Lenten Meditation 15, March 15

Wednesday, March 15

Psalm 128
Ezekiel 36:22-32
John 7:53-8:11

by Brother David Vryhof, Guest Commentator on the Gospel of John

Temptation

Perhaps Jesus can be so gentle, so compassionate, and yet so unflinchingly honest, because he has known the temptation to find an easier way, the temptation to reach for power and privilege and popularity, and the temptation to be noticed, appreciated, honored by others. He was, after all, “tempted in every way as we are.”

– Br. David Vryhof, Society of Saint John the Evangelist