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THE POWER OF TESTIMONY

UNDAILY Episode 85



“If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true. “You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth. Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light. “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish — the very works that I am doing — testify that the Father has sent me. And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. “I do not accept glory from human beings, but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?” 


JOHN 5, 31-47 (NIV)

 

Every day, we sail in a sea of wanted and unwanted news, as well as fake news, where each of us can become an "expert" with just a few clicks online. It seems that truth has become a commodity as precious as gold, rare and often... underappreciated. But what if I told you that a piece of good news of paramount importance has already been presented to us, not through the Internet, but through the life, death, and resurrection of one man??? Yes, I'm talking about Jesus Christ.

 

The scene described in today's Gospel occurs shortly after a healing performed on the Sabbath and presents a monologue that more resembles a legal debate regarding authority. In the context of Old Covenant law, the principle was that to issue a verdict in any matter, the testimony of at least two or three witnesses was required. In this passage, John the Evangelist points to three witnesses, emphasizing their importance for legitimizing the message: God the Father himself, John the Baptist, and the writings of Moses (...)


 



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