March 16, 2018
When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from. (John 7:25-30)
John’s words from today’s Gospel offer us a gentle reminder not to judge others.
We have a tendency to lump people into categories based on how they look, talk, or act. We really haven’t changed our thinking much since high school, when we identified fellow students as cool kids, losers, or nerds. The problem with this, of course, is that you never know what may lie beneath the surface.
If we look with love into the face of each person we meet, we will see the face of Christ. If we don’t, we may judge that long-haired preacher to be one of the losers, and miss His message entirely.