Jesus’ mission is to take us to the Father. He did this by dying for us, taking our sins upon himself as he suffered the torture of the Cross. But he also did this by living for us. Through his incarnated life as a man on Earth, he guided us to our Heavenly Father. And because we have so many misconceptions about the Father’s treatment of us, Jesus demonstrated what the Father is like by being an example of his true nature. And he didn’t stop there. Today he connects us to the Father every time we open ourselves to the gift of Holy Communion.
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. (John 15:19-20 NIV)
Jesus has been revealing the Father to you all of your life, and he will continue to do so. I think he might even do this for all of eternity, for we will never fully know God, since he is more, always more, infinitely more than any human could ever understand. I think it’s likely that the Saints in heaven are still learning. That might be one of the great joys of heaven!
So, let’s discover what Jesus wants to reveal to us today. Let’s investigate how the Holy Eucharist, which is Jesus himself, reveals the Father to us.
Day 12 on the journey includes:
- A most intimate way to pray
- Make the divine encounter last longer
- The Eucharist at Mass enhanced
- The “Our Father” for deeper communion
© 2021 by Terry A. Modica