Who “WAS?”

In 06 Scripture & Theology on 2011/05/03 at 12:33 PM

“Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed…” (Luke 24:32)  The disciples on the way to Emmaus said:  “Who WAS”!

They said so and so do we often say forgetting that just as on the road to Emmaus, Jesus is alive and by our side at this very moment.

This is a discovery which enlivens our faith and revives our hope, a finding that points to Jesus as a joy that is ever present: Jesus is, Jesus prefers, Jesus says, Jesus commands now at this very moment.  (A. G. Dorronsor, GOD AND PEOPLE).

Today is the feast of St. Philip.  Our Lord said* to him: “He who has seen me has seen the Father”. (John 14:6-14)  He reveals that God is with us. By contemplating Christ’s Sacred Humanity we can reach the Blessed Trinity.

*We can use the past tense in reference to Jesus when we are talking about him in a historical fact like he lived in Nazareth.  Whatever he said in a historical sense  also applies eternally because He is divine.   Jesus lives…as He was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.

Jesus lives!  Do not forget that Jesus is always present with His power and His mercy.


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