May 9, 2020

WORD of the DAY

If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.
(John 14: 7)

How shall I live this Word?

“If you know me…”. ‘To know’ Jesus is the way to see the Father’s face. Jesus gives us the possibility of seeing God’s face! We are speechless, filled with wonder, for the greatness of this possibility!” ‘Seeing God’ is the deep desire that has always crossed the human heart! But Jesus does not limit Himself to this affirmation. He tells us how to make this happen.
In the Jewish culture, speaking of knowing does not refer only to a knowledge of the intellect, but to an ‘intimate relationship’, one of great familiarity, to a relationship of ‘the heart’ that ‘involves one’s entire life’. “I in you and you in Me.” This is the marvelous revelation of Jesus to us: A loving God, Abbà! (Dad) Knowing Jesus, knowing the Father the way Jesus taught us to call Him, we enter into a life of Love, we live for each other with Love, ‘we are’ in Love!

Your face, O Lord, I seek. Help me to let myself be loved by You!

THE VOICE OF POPE FRANCIS, Meditation Morning Mass, 2 December 2014

Jesus, makes us know the Father, He makes us know this inner life that He has. And to whom does He reveal the Father? To whom does He give this grace? ‘I praise You, o Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to the little ones.’ Thus, only those who have a heart like little ones are able to receive this revelation. Only those who are ‘meek and humble of heart, who feel the need to pray, to open themselves to God, who feel poor.’ In a word, ‘only those who live the first Beatitude…the poor in spirit.’
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Via dell’Ateneo Salesiano 81, 00139 Rome, Italy E-mail: Website: Blog: Comment by Sr. Monica Gianoli, FMA

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