jesus and scribes and books

In today’s Gospel, Mark 11:27-33, the chief priests, scribes and elders ask Jesus, “Who gave you the authority to do the things you’re doing?” Jesus answered them squarely with a question of his own, one which they didn’t want to hear. They wouldn’t accept that He was the Son of God.

People still want to avoid the truth. They question the source of our authority when we proclaim the Word of God. Do I always have the fortitude to stand up straight and reply as required of me, “It’s Jesus, of course. Can I introduce you to him?”

(Daily 100:  Questioning Authority was first published on the blog Reflections of a Lay Catholic)

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