A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 5 May

Acts 11:19-26; Psalm 87; John 10:22-30
Of woods and trees
It’s not difficult to feel some sympathy for the Jews gathered round Jesus – they really would like a straightforward, simple answer. But as Jesus points out, they are the ones with the problem, not him – he has given them the answer to their question, but because it’s not the one they were expecting or looking for, they’ve missed it. That can happen to us, too: Jesus always answers our prayers, but not necessarily in the way we want or expect. And so, the question is: can we be open to whatever the answer is?

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