As we approach the Passion, tension builds in Scripture between Jesus and the Jews. Here is part of today’s Gospel reading, from John: ‘Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there he remained. And many came to him; and they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” And many believed in him there’.

The Word of God, entering into the heart, always places us in a place of decision. In the extract quoted, some of the Jews have clearly decided against Jesus, and try to arrest Him. Others see truth in Him, and believe. Will we be for or against Him? to choose Him is to choose life, and life abundant.

May you choose for Him this day, and may He bless you.