JN 7: 1-2, 10, 25-30
The gospel today is about how Jesus purposely stayed in Galilee because he didn’t want to go to Judea where the Jews were trying to kill him for blasphemy.
The Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near, so he went with his brothers to the feast. He didn’t go openly, but very secretively.
The people of Jerusalem said “Is he not the one they are trying to kill?” Jesus was speaking openly and none of the authorities have said anything to him. Is it possible that they have realized that he is the Christ? They knew where he was from. When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.
Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said “You know me and also know where I came from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true. I know him because I am him, and he sent me.”
The authorities tried to arrest him, but nobody laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come.