Sunday, March 29, 2009

DOMINICA I PASSIONIS: "Quis ex vobis arguet me de peccato?"

"Si veritatem dico vobis, quare non creditis mihi?"

-- Lectio sancti Evangelii secundum Ioannem, Cap. 8, 46-59, Ad Matutinum, Dominica I Passionis, Breviarium Romanum

Only the divine identity of Jesus' person can justify so absolute a claim as 'He who is not with me is against me'; and his saying that there is in him 'something greater than Jonah,...greater than Solomon,' something 'greater than the Temple'; his reminder that David had called the Messiah his Lord, (Cf. Mt 12:6, 30, 36, 37, 41-42) and his affirmations, 'Before Abraham was, I AM'; and even 'I and the Father are one.' "(Jn 8:58; 10:30) (CCC 590)

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for DOMINICA I PASSIONIS.