Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18; Jn 10:31-42

Even if you do not believe me, believe the works.
Okay, so maybe things aren’t so rosy, after all. With Holy Week just days away, Lent has bogged down. Jesus, finally exhausted by the constant threats and quarrels, finds refuge at the Jordan River, where John first baptized him. Why is the resistance to Jesus — "the Way, the Truth, and the Life" — so stubborn? Jesus says it’s hereditary; they get it from their father — Satan! But, really, do I have to ask why someone would dismiss Jesus? I’ve done it myself my whole life! Lent or no Lent, it’s just hard sometimes to take Jesus seriously, especially in the convoluted conversations in John’s Gospel. So, believe the works? Let me see….
In my distress I called upon you, O Lord, and cried out to you, my God!

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