FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
March 21, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Lent
WORD of the DAY
Now there were some Greeks among those who had come up to worship at the feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” (John 12:20-21)
How shall I live this Word?
“We want to see Jesus” some Greeks strongly tell Philip who knew him well. “We want to see Jesus” we too ask today of those whom we think belong to Him. But is ours the cry of those who wholeheartedly want to meet the Lord of life who alone can give answers to our thirst for truth? Or is it the affirmation of those who are curious and want to meet this Rabbi who is talked about so much? Is it the yearning of those who want to be happy and know that only Jesus can help them? Or is it the desire of those who only seek to be well and, Jesus the worker of miracles, can fulfill this? Why do we want to see Jesus? Why are we looking for Him? Do we really need Him in the depths of our existence, so much so that we cannot live without Him? This is the fundamental question for each of us and to this question it is good to give a clear and true answer. The meaning of our life is at stake!
Lord Jesus, help us to seek You with all our hearts and to nourish the desire to always remain with You, in Your friendship and mercy without limits.
The Voice of St. Augustine
Lord my God, my only hope, grant that I never tire and never stop seeking You. Let me always seek Your face ardently. Give me the strength to seek You who have made me meet You, and have given me the hope of always meeting You more.
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