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In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 7:40-53), the crowds are buzzing for Jesus has said something absolutely stunning.  An excerpt:

[40]When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This is really the prophet.”[41] Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? [42] Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” [43] So there was a division among the people over him…

There is a lot of commotion in Jerusalem over Jesus.  Consider:

It is no wonder that the Jews are buzzing and confused, trying to figure out what Jesus is saying.

We should also be stunned by the great drama and plan of the Divine Strategist.  When we consider that it is Jesus, as a Person of the Trinity,  who has told the Jews to initiate the Feast of the Tabernacles in the first place, and that the Jews had been celebrating this feast for over a thousand years, it is simply magnificent that Jesus would come and reveal the true meaning of their hopes and dreams in person at this feast.

We need to realize what Jesus is saying and be awed by His stunning revelation.  And most of all,  to respond to His spectacular promises with humility, awe and love.