FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EASTER
11 May 2022
Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.” (John 12: 44-50)
How shall I live this Word?
In the conscience of Jesus there is nothing that stands between Him and the Father, the truth is all within Him without the pollution of a personalistic ‘ego’. As numerous as they may be, the successes and miracles, which were under the admiring eyes of all and which in its place would have easily led many of us to pride, do not deprive Him of the deep knowledge as servant, ambassador, and spokesperson. Jesus obeys the Father in everything and seeks the Father’s will in everything. He therefore nourishes the call of a presence, perennially weaves a relationship with the One who sent Him, listens to His voice. He teaches us to do the same so that we learn to see beyond appearances, so that we do not surrender to the immediate, so that we recognize a presence that is ‘beyond’, a will that is ‘behind’, a cause that is ‘before’. Space for light, therefore, if we want to belong to Jesus, if we are willing to accept the truth!
Let us pay attention today to people who expect something good from us, for whom we are significant, and try not to disappoint them in their expectations.
The Voice of Umberto Saba, Poet
I loved the truth that lies at the bottom, / almost a forgotten dream, that pain / rediscovers as a friend.
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