Scriptural Reading: Luke24:14-30
Have you ever been in a relationship and you realized one day that your friend or partner didn’t really know you? Maybe you just happened to hear their description of your person which is very far from who you really are. Oftentimes we are rather disappointed in people whom we’ve assumed knew us well, when we suddenly realized they didn’t really know us.
Jesus had been with His apostles and disciples for three and a half years; He had told them who He was and His mission on earth. He had, on several occasion, told them of His death and resurrection, yet when things began to unfold as He said they would, they were perplexed and disappointed. Their ignorance of His true identity was glaring when they referred to Him as a great prophet. To them, He was just a great prophet who would one day redeem them from the Roman empire. They listened to Him, walked and ate with Him, yet they never really knew Him. They lacked sight of the big picture.
Beloved, who is Jesus to you? You may have known about Him from birth, and may have received all the sacraments required by the church but do you really know Jesus and what He is about. Hear St. Paul, “All I want is to know Christ and to experience the power of His resurrection, to share in his sufferings and become like him at death.” (Phil.3:10)
Just as the disciples had their eyes kept from recognizing the Lord, so also are most believers’ eyes and understanding blinded from seeing the Lord in their life’s journey. They live their lives confused at the events of life and the continuous deteriorations of the society. All you need is a conversation with the Master. No wonder St. Boniface advised, “Let us not be dumb dogs, sleeping sentinels, hirelings that fly at the sight of the wolf, but watchful and diligent….in season and out of season.”
Until you encounter Him on this journey of life, your questions will remain unanswered. The testimonies of others who have encountered Him and their triumph in the face of difficulties will continue to astonish you until you have your own personal encounter of Him.
Daily by His word, Jesus draws near to us, seeking to reveal
more of Himself to us. His desire is to expand our narrow minds and to change our unbelieving hearts, to make us see that what He offers us is far exceedingly abundantly above what we can imagine. It is our correct, and progressive knowledge of Jesus that will empower us to do exploits and to reign in life. Why not call on Him today and plead with him to abide, for a conversation that will burn in your spirit, lighten your path, open your eyes and reveal Him to you. He is willing.
Eph 4: 32 —5: 8; Ps 1: 1-2. 3. 4 and 6; (R. Ehp 5:1); Accl Jn 17:17ba; Lk 13: 10-17
- ANTHONY MARY CLARET, B.
- Thank the Lord for His love that is present.
- Call on the Lord to come to you and reveal Himself to you.
- Pray that God will make you sensitive to recognize His visitation
- Bring to the Lord any confusing matter in your life.
Exercise: Take meditatively the “Prayer to St. Pio”.
Memory Verse: Phil. 3:10