Sunday Message

GIVE GLORY TO GOD

 

On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, just before we begin
to enter Holy Week, we are summoned to Bethany. If
we had been friends of Mary, Lazarus, and Martha,
and found out that Lazarus was gravely ill, we probably
would have dropped everything to be with them.
This was what was so surprising about the behavior
of Jesus. Although he was their close friend, he chose
to stay away, that God’s glory would be manifested.
This is a persistent theme in John’s Gospel. Right to
the very end, Jesus’ works were meant to give glory
to the Father. As our Lenten journey reaches a crescendo,
let us be mindful that, as people who have
“put on Christ” in baptism, we are also called, by our
atitudes and actions, to give glory to God.

 

 


DA GLORIA A DIOS

 

En el Quinto Domingo de Cuaresma, justo antes
de entrar en la Semana Santa, somos llamados a Betania.
Si hubiéramos sido amigos de María, Lázaro y
Marta, y nos hubiéramos enterado que Lázaro estaba
gravemente enfermo, probablemente lo habríamos
dejado todo para estar con ellos. Eso es lo más
sorprendente del comportamiento de Jesús. Pese a
que era su amigo cercano, eligió mantenerse alejado,
para que la gloria de Dios se manifestara. Este es
un tema persistente en el Evangelio de Juan. Hasta el
mismo final, las obras de Jesús son para dar gloria al
Padre. A medida que nuestra jornada de Cuaresma
llega a su apogeo, recordemos que, como personas
que “se han revestido de Cristo” en el Bautismo,
también somos llamados a dar gloria a Dios en nuestras
actitudes y acciones.

 

 

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