I was struck by the seeming incongruence of the start of today’s Gospel reading from Jn 8:31–42.
“Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him,”
Jesus proceeds to castigate them as they argue with him.
I was thinking of the dichotomy between believing in Jesus yet not believing what Jesus was telling them. I guess this is the difference between believing in the Jesus we have created in our mind with believing in the actual Jesus.
This is something we all do to some extent and something we have to be aware of and constantly purify. I know this is something I have to think about more.
Plus here is Dr. John Bergsma talking about another aspect of today’s Gospel reading.