Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent
Opinions are always divided. Convictions too are varied. Some people who heard Jesus were convinced about him being a prophet, or the Messiah. The Pharisees were convinced otherwise. While the conviction of the people was based on what they had experienced of Jesus themselves, the Pharisees’ conviction arose from their knowledge of the law. They preferred to keep the law than to let it be questioned by a personal experience.
Today, as disciples of the Lord, we too can be like the Pharisees. We too can be so caught up with following what Jesus said rather than seek for a genuine personal experience of Him and thereby live the ‘law’ to its fullest.