It is 1st April 2017. The readings are from Jeremiah 11:18-20; and the Gospel from John 7:40-53. The passion and the sufferings of Christ is coming closer to our meditation through the first reading. “For I have committed my cause to you.” (Jer.11:20). The pain and suffering of the innocent will not go unnoticed by God. The silence of God would prevail during the moments of suffering and pain, yet God never leaves the one who goes through the suffering for the sake of being good and honest. Even if the whole world plots against us, when God is for us nothing could go wrong. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Lord God, I take refuge in you.” (Ps.7:2). The Gospel invites us to believe Jesus as our Messiah the anointed one of God. Our openness to the message of Christ will make us free people. They try to get rid of the goodness of Christ and the hatred and selective criticism towards the Gospel of Christ is on the rise every minute. There are so many messages which are strange and toxic in nature. Unless we are careful, we might end up believing someone as the messiah of our lives. May our prayers and penance help us to recognize Jesus as our messiah who will surely lead us to the Father. May you have a good day.