The Lord expects a lot from Us

Friends in Christ, at the end of the gospel of St. John, he wrote a sentence in which he tells that one could never record a complete account of Jesus’ life. He says, ‘There are many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written down, not even the whole world could contain the books that would be written.’
Today’s gospel is one of the proofs of that saying. Jesus says, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! ‘For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented.’
There is no record in the gospels at all of these mighty deeds that Christ says he did in those towns. This passage shows us how little we really know of all the marvelous things Our Lord has done. The things we don’t know far outnumber the things we know. So Jesus had done amazing things in those towns, no doubt incredible miracles; yet they did not come to faith. The people in those towns had far more evidence of Christ’s divinity, his power, the truth of himself, than many other places – this is what the Lord says – yet there was more faith elsewhere.
We do not condemn a person who is ignorant; we do not hold a child to the same standards as an adult; a person is judged by what he had the chance to know. We have been very blessed, in our formation and in our faith, and that means that Our Lord expects a lot from us. We have a responsibility to live up to everything that Jesus calls us to.

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