March 21, 2021
Everyone likes good news, and we consider the Word of God to be Good News. For instance, Jeremiah gives good news to the chosen people about the love of God, expressed in the covenant. In the gospel Jesus gives bad news to the disciples – He speaks about his death. That was not what they wanted to hear. Jesus speaks to them about “the seed” that must die, as He must die. Only then can the “rich harvest” come to mankind, through his suffering and death, crowned in glory by his resurrection and ascension. If we truly want to “see Jesus” we must be prepared for the bad news that accompanies the good news. As our Lenten journey is soon coming to a close, hopefully we can recognize the ‘bad news’ of repentance and conversion giving way to the ‘good news’ of new life and grace.