He kept trying to see him

September 22, 2016 6:00 am

“But Herod said, ‘John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?’ And he kept trying to see him.” (LK 9: 9)

It doesn’t matter what the reason was—curiosity or admiration—the most important thing was: “he kept trying to see him.” It happened several chapters later (in LK 23: 8-12). He expected Jesus to show power or to perform miracles, but Herod didn’t recognize in Him the Savior of the world. Sometimes we expect from Jesus things different from His mission.

“I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak