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March 22- John 5: 16-30

Fr. Michael MachacekNativity of Our LordMarch 22, 2023

today's other readings are Isaiah 49: 8-15 and Psalm 145

Our gospel passage is a continuation of yesterday's, with Jesus' dispute with the Jewish leaders developing. 

Their problem?  His signs (miracles) done on the Sabbath, and much worse in their eyes, by His calling God His Father. And this will be a dispute that will only grow with time, culminating in His arrest, Passion and death.  

Jesus outlines many reasons for His actions in today's passage, but the one that grabs my attention is the last one: "I seek to do not my own will but the will of Him who sent me".

Doing the will of the Father - that was His raison d'etre.  

Today we can ask ourselves - what is the fundamental motivation by what we say and do in our daily lives?  Is it the will of God our Father?