Gospel of John 1:29-34 Reflection;
In today's gospel, John points out Jesus to his disciples. There is something in God that does everything in an orderly fashion and leaves us, his people, in no doubt as to what we should believe.
John bears witness; his proof is the fact that he has seen the Holy Spirit come down upon Jesus-and then John proclaims.
It is the same with everything that God does. He leaves no doubt for the believer that this is what God says or wants us to do.
However, the frustrating thing is that these same words can actually be very easily rejected simply because the listener wants more proof. Jesus always leaves us needing to use our faith to some degree. In this way he wants us to grow.
Christianity is always a religion of faith. Jesus or the Father seldom gives us concrete answers that don't require us to make an act of faith to some degree. So, when John says that he saw the Holy Spirit come down on Jesus and that Jesus is the chosen one of God, do we believe John? Do we believe John enough to move on to the next step of faith?
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