Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 28, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17, 19, 23-27
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"
Who indeed? Surely you have asked yourself the question from time to
Who is Jesus?
We know that He is the son of God. We know that He is savior. We know
He is present to us in the Eucharist and in the Word. We know a lot
Him, but what we think we know is utterly insufficient. We must become
We must learn to know Jesus as friend, companion, teacher, guide,
Lord and God. We come to this by slow steps, but St. Teresa of Avila
that to know Jesus as man and God was to enter into God's embrace. To
who God really is we must embrace the humanity of Jesus Christ. That's
powerful and hard teaching. Most of us look to Jesus as God and forget
He was also human. We don't deny it, but we seem to overlook it.
in a homily or in a book we are reminded that there were times when He
frightened, sad, angry, joyous--there were times when He experienced
facet of the human existence.
So, to come to answer the question "Who then is this whom even wind and
obey?" we must be able to embrace both the divinity and the humanity.
need to learn to love Jesus in all that He is before we can begin to
love Him for all that He has done for us. Who then is this? He is the
One, true man and true God, the eternal before all things. And He is
One who loves us.
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