Serving the Word: Jn 4: 43-54

John 4, 43-54:
“The man believed what Jesus had said and started on his way”.

The court official of today’s Gospel is highlighted by three verbs: TO INSIST, TO BELIEVE and TO START OUT ON THE WAY.
They are three verbs that define very well a follower of Jesus when he comes to Jesus to ask him for something.

+ INSIST: Jesus always listens, but for our part we have to be “burdensome”. As a child who wants something of his parents. Don’t get tired of asking.

+ BELIEVE: trust in the power of Jesus. He continues to pronounce over each of us “You are cured”. We only have to believe just as the court official of the gospel believed.

+ START OUT ON THE WAY: to believe in Jesus as Saviour is to set out and leave that which we deceptively believe is what saves us when in reality it enslaves us. START OUT ON THE WAY is not stopping on our journey of faith.
START OUT ON THE WAY is to walk from stage to stage until achieving the goal.
Today consider the conjugation of these verbs in your life:
– How insistent are you in your prayer of petition?
– How do you believe?
– How are you continuously walking and moving forward in your life of faith?
Good day.

Antonio Sanjuan Marin, cmf

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