March 16

Wisdom 2:1a,12–24
John 7:1–2,10,25–30
Psalm 34:15–22

John’s passage tells of a chaotic scene where Jesus rebukes people in Jerusalem. Although some pushed for Jesus’ arrest after the public uproar, the Scripture passage says no one touched Jesus, for “His hour had not yet come.”

This passage strikes me to my core. When will my hour come? When will yours? Does this thought empower you or cause you to fear? Do you live a little more or a little less when you think of your mortality?

O God, you have given us the Good News of your abounding love in your Son Jesus Christ: So fill our hearts with thankfulness that we may rejoice to proclaim the good tidings we have received; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
-Ashley Sweeney