Time to pauze for reflection. Mothers’ Day isn’t a Church feast, but its Christian origins are worth tracing. The history of Mothers Day shows how seemingly irrelevant facts, taken by themselves, may help you to understand the reason for its message.
This holds also true for the message of John’s Gospel. The Church Fathers referred to the Bible as a collection of Holy Letters and Syllables. When the Bible mentions seemingly accidental things or trivia, there usually is a reason.
In this Sunday’s message we will take a look at John 10:22-23: “And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.”
These facts are actually five pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Like with understanding how Mothers Day came about, once you put these pieces together you will understand what is happening and why.