This reading tells us that in Jesus’ death and resurrection the ‘glory’ of God, the self-giving, loving-kindness of God, has been revealed – and we must live according to a new commandment. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.
The gift of ‘eternal life’ is repeatedly promised in Jesus’ teaching in this gospel and here Jesus assures us that those who belong to him and listen to his voice can never be lost. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.
In the first part of this gospel passage Jesus makes it clear that suffering is not necessarily brought about by sin, before stressing the need for repentance when we, like the fig tree in the parable, are lacking in ‘fruitfulness’. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects.