Jesus, the Revelation of God
"Who do the people say that I am". Luke 9:18)


Find a quiet space. Sit comfortably, upright. Put aside the thoughts that absorb you. Breathe gently-in-out. Do it again. Close your eyes and remember you are in the presence of God. Call upon the Spirit of God to be with you as you begin speaking to God.


Mary and the Infant, JesusAs much as we try we cannot imagine the Mystery of our Triune God. It is beyond us. We can hardly grasp the idea of a cosmos made up of billions of galaxies, or the mysteries of the microcosm or the cyberworld. In spite of that, humans from all time have tried to image God. Some were noble, others grotesque. None were God!

But 2000 years ago "in the fullness of time" God leapt into human history. God came as a human being-flesh and blood, not an artistic creation in stone or gold. God came as a baby, born of a Jewish maiden. Such an astounding event !
Men and women have grappled with this mystery for centuries. Such a mystery . We ask, Why ? Why was it that " the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us...the glory of an only Son coming from the Father, filled with enduring love".(Jn.1:14) Some have speculated that there are at least two reasons for this:

  1. to show us -- hands on -- who our loving God truly is. "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son". (John 3:16)
  2. to show us how to live the God life we have received; "I am the way the truth and the life"(John 14:6)

Each of us has favorite Gospel scenes that demonstrate these two reasons. The following meditation develops one of them.

day two: the meditation

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