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A Meditation for the Fifth Sunday in Lent
by Fr. Cusick
Hebrews 9. 11-15; Psalm 142. 9, 10; 17. 48, 49; John 8, 46-59

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Our Lord declares his divinity amid the growing cries of blasphemy and the increasing threats against his life. 

Only the divine identity of Jesus' person can justify so absolute a claim as 'He who is not with me is against me'; and his saying that there is in him 'something greater than Jonah,...greater than Solomon,' something 'greater than the Temple'; his reminder that David had called the Messiah his Lord, (Cf. Mt 12:6, 30, 36, 37, 41-42) and his affirmations, 'Before Abraham was, I AM'; and even 'I and the Father are one.' "(Jn 8:58; 10:30) (CCC 590) 

Do you declare the Lord's divinity by actions and words which testify to his lordship over your heart and mind, soul and strength? Or do you seek a compromise with this world which betrays a divided heart? "He who is not with me is against me." There is no middle way. 

(used with permission from Fr. Cusick from his site www.christusrex.org/www1/mcitl/lowhome.html )