Tony Worner, Leader of Formation for St Agnes’ Parish presents our Gospel reflections this week and today reads from the Gospel of Mark (12: 35-37) in which Jesus, while teaching in the temple courts, asks, ‘How can the scribes maintain that the Christ is the son of David?’.
Over the last eight months, Tony notes, our Parish has been engaged in what we’ve been calling a Season of Renewal. During this time, but particularly during our Lenten Prayer Groups we were continually asking what it means to be an intentional disciple …an intentional disciple of Jesus. So then, we can further ask, and that’s the invitation from today’s short Gospel, “Who is Jesus for us?” The Scribes say the Messiah is the son of David. Jesus is much more than this. He is the beloved Son of the Father; he is the Son of God, human and divine. When Jesus reveals to us the truth of who he is we are filled with delight.. Or are we? What does that mean? Are we wanting something more, something else, something more significant?
Today, let us have the humility and the openness to enter into the mystery of Jesus revealed in the Scriptures so that we can experience the joy, peace, and love that only he can give us.