A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 27 September


Haggai 1:15-2:9; Psalm 43; Luke 9:18-22

A Suffering Saviour

All through the synoptic Gospels Jesus tries to educate his disciples about the title 'Messiah'. The Jews expected a Messiah who would be their political saviour, a great and glorious king! In this passage it seems that he deliberately tries to shock his apostles with quite a different interpretation of the title! He wants to prepare them for his terrible death but at the same time let them know that his death will not be the end of everything. Sadly, the Gospels reveal that they did not understand at all what Jesus was saying! Do we know and love the humble, suffering Messiah? Who is the Messiah for you?

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