May 4, 2013

6th Sunday of Easter - C


Knowing Jesus

Jesus reveals to us God.  He is the Word of God made flesh.  Consequently, not just his words, but his whole being, his words and actions, his thoughts and attitudes, his emotions and feelings, his death on the cross, and his resurrection reveal to us God.  In short, “Everything about him made God known to us.” [1]

Therefore, knowing Jesus Christ is knowing God.  

Knowing Jesus Christ is knowing God’s love, as Jesus tells us, “My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”  

Knowing Jesus Christ is knowing God’s peace.  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.”

And the Holy Spirit will keep this knowledge of Jesus Christ alive in us.

So, Jesus tells us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” 

 [1] Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of the Lord, Reflections on the Gospel Readings Year C. Collegeville, MN. Liturgical Press, 1991; p. 106.

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