In today's Gospel, Jesus is having a discourse with Jews who have a closed mind. No matter what Jesus says, they do not comprehend and want to stone him. We could say, that they were being limited by their preconceived notions of what God is meant to do. When the heart is closed, nothing gets through. It is a wonder of God, that he has all power at his disposal, and yet....respects our free will. We should try to prepare ourselves for Holy Week and the celebration of Easter by praying to God to enlighten us...to help us identify where we are being short sighted, narrow in thought and actions and ask the Holy Spirit to come into those areas and bend them to the will of God.