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John 7:16-17 Then Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine but the one who sent me. Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own.”
Some combination of surrender and willingness seems to be at work in such moments—as if the resolve to do God’s will becomes activated in surrender. Moses surrendered his fear, trusting that powerful teachings would come forth from his mouth. The same was true for Paul. Jesus told the temple authorities who doubted his authority that, if their hearts were set on doing God’s will, they would recognize Jesus’ teachings as God’s own.
What powerful teachings within you await your surrender and trust in order to manifest in your life?
Today the Church remembers Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394.