In this gospel, Jesus is being accused of blasphemy. Yet, it is this impossible position for him. He cannot deny who he is and that He must do His Father’s works…and this simple truth results in accusations of lying and blasphemy.
Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place? You want to tell the truth, but it might result in rejection or persecution? In that moment, reflect on Christ who faced persecution with truth, who faced threats and rejection with TRUTH!! What could possibly shake us from living authentically our God given identity.
Christ is asking us to live truth, even when it’s tough. That is our Lenten and lifelong call.