August 23rd, 2020

Gospel of John, Chapter 7, 14-24


When the festival was half over, Jesus went to the Temple and began to teach. The Jews were astonished and said, ‘How did he learn to read? He has not been educated.’ Jesus answered them: ‘My teaching is not from myself: it comes from the one who sent me; anyone who is prepared to do his will, will know whether my teaching is from God or whether I speak on my own account. When someone speaks on his own account, he is seeking honour for himself; but when he is seeking the honour of the person who sent him, then he is true and altogether without dishonesty. Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law! ‘Why do you want to kill me?’ The crowd replied, ‘You are mad! Who wants to kill you?’ Jesus answered, ‘One work I did, and you are all amazed at it. Moses ordered you to practise circumcision — not that it began with him, it goes back to the patriarchs — and you circumcise on the Sabbath. Now if someone can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses is not broken, why are you angry with me for making someone completely healthy on a Sabbath? Do not keep judging according to appearances; let your judgement be according to what is right.’