Posted by: livingscripture | April 7, 2016

Second Thursday of Easter

 

 

From the Word of the Day

For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.  He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.  (John 3: 34)

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The One whom God sent is His only Son, Jesus.  Here He is speaking to Nicodemus who is deeply inclined to seek the Truth.  Jesus knows his honest search and manifests Himself as the one who is the visible Father, and therefore, His mouth.  He gives the fullness of the Spirit because the Spirit is, in fact, the One who expresses the infinite reciprocal Love of the Father for the Son and the Son for the Father.

Thus, the identity of Jesus: the One who is fully human and at the same time, fully God.  It is beautiful that Jesus Himself reveals this to us through what John has understood of Him.  The intimate Apostle of His heart was able to immerse His words in all the brightness of the human-divine personality of Jesus Christ.  To recognize Jesus only as one of the greatest persons of history is like presenting the masterpiece of Michelangelo’s Creation by stopping at the floorboards.

We want to feel the awe of Thomas when Jesus appeared in the Cenacle in the radiance of His resurrection.  We wish to pray with renewed acts of faith and marveling love.

Today I will adore My Lord and My God! 

The Voice of St. Theresa of Lisieux, Carmelite and Doctor

 I am incapable of virtue.  My virtue is Jesus.

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