They Shall All Be Taught By God


In today’s gospel passage, Jesus offers us an insight into how he and the Father work together to lead us into life eternal.

Jesus said to the crowds:
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They shall all be taught by God.

It is our heavenly Father who sparks within us the desire to follow Jesus.  Without his prompting we are unable to see Jesus for who he is.  For his part, Jesus fulfills the Father’s desire that not a single one of us be lost to sin and death.  Yet he recognizes that the longing within us for unity with God is always the free gift of our Father.

We often think of God as indivisible, and he is, but he also is three individual persons, working together for one purpose, to bring us into a deeper relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  This is the reason that the world was created, that we all be taught by God. And why?  Because the Father loves us, created us, wants to be with us forever.

Blessed be the name of the Lord .

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