Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did Jesus Question His Mission?

Anonymous asks: I have heard at one time Jesus questioned His mission. Is that correct?

Hello, Anonymous. Some people, I am sure, believe that. Frankly, I do not know where in the Bible they come up with that idea.

At the age of 12, Jesus knew He needed to be about His Father's business. In John 12 Jesus makes it very clear He knew exactly what His mission was (click here, see especially verse 27). And in the Garden at Gethsemane, Jesus knew His mission so well, He asked the Father if there might not be another way (click here).

The Lord knew the prophecies regarding His death and the purpose of His death (for example, see here, here, and here).

So, again, I do not understand why anyone comes up with those kinds of ideas. They certainly don't get it from the Scriptures. Nor do they get it from Church teaching, for example, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 612  through 617.

Hope this helps.


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