Lenten Meditation 18, March 18

Saturday, March 18

Psalm 95
Exodus 16:27-35
John 4:1-6

by Brother Luke Ditewig, Guest Commentator on the Gospel of John

Acceptance

Jesus had a hard time returning home to visit. His own home town, his neighbors and community, took offense at his change into a powerful prophetic teacher. He had changed radically, and they didn’t like it. Jesus knew what it feelt like to be restricted and rejected, for others to want a static past and refuse to affirm who he is becoming.

– Br. Luke Ditewig, Society of Saint John the Evangelist