From the Word of the Day
Let us know, let us strive to know the Lord; as certain as the dawn is his coming. He will come to us like the rain, like spring rain that waters the earth. (Hosea 6: 3)
A young person once said that to know the Lord is beautiful but he did not like the definition of God given by Aristotle. It is like a piece of marble that fell on my head.
Yes, to think in philosophical categories that God is the ‘immobile motor’ that moves the whole cosmos is not very attractive. However, there is a way of knowing Him if I allow myself to be met by Jesus. Truly, He came to reveal God’s tenderness and goodness. All His miracles, and especially that of His resurrection after His terrible death on the Cross to pay for our sins, are historically confirmed certainties that He came among us. What is even better, Jesus still comes into our midst. We know His presence, mysterious but certain, by becoming familiar with three realities: His WORD, the EUCHARIST, and our NEIGBOR, especially the most hidden and alone in whom He hides Himself.
In my pause for silent contemplation, I shall revive my trust in Jesus’ real presence in His Word, in the Eucharist, and in my sisters and brothers, but especially within me.
It is true Lord, that you continue to make the soil of my heart fruitful even today if I make the effort to know You and love You in the Word and Eucharist, without ever forgetting to serve You in my neighbor.
The Voice of Pope Francis
To remain with Jesus we must get out of ourselves, and put aside the way of living our faith like an old and tired habit.