Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Daily Office Reflection:Undercover and Being Known

Psalms 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Job 6:1,7:1-21; Acts 10:1-16; John 7:1-13

Is it about us or about our works? Is it about you or about the works that you do?

Jesus' brothers are mentioned today and they say to him: for no one who wants to be widely known acts in secret If you do these things, show yourself to the world. Of course Jesus doesn't do what his brothers push him to do but instead goes in secret to be part of the great festival of Booths in Jerusalem. Their he hears lots of folks talking about him and getting it wrong, not understanding what his ministry is all about. That is not surprising as he hasn't finished what he needs to finish before he is truly known.

What is surprising is that we still do not really get it, even after 2000 years. Is it about us, or is it about the work?

Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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