Today’s first reading from Daniel 13 is very long, and very intriguing. It’s the story of Susanna, who was accused by two ne’er-do-wells of adultery. She was innocent, and Daniel caught the two in their own lies. This story reads like an episode of Perry Mason!
In the Gospel reading from John 8, the Pharisees are giving Jesus a hard time, saying that He cannot testify on his own behalf. He speaks of His Father, and the Pharisees ask, “Where is your father?” Jesus replies, “You know neither my nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
You’ve heard the old expression, Like father, like son. This is especially true in the case of Jesus. Jesus and the Father are one. Jesus came to show us the Father. All we need to do is look to Jesus. Then we will know the Father.
Father, we thank you for the gift of Jesus, who came to show us your face. May we draw ever closer to Him, and to you. Amen.
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