Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: John 1:1-18
These initial verses of John's Gospel, so different than the synoptic Gospels, poetically answer the question "Who is Jesus?"
In eighteen verses, we learn that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, foretold by John the Baptist, who came to bring grace and truth. John also gives us the profound images of the Word and the light that help us to understand Jesus and His mission.
Most beautifully, this passage ends by noting that no one has seen God. It is His only Son, Jesus, who reveals Him. What a gift to us, to see God!
I recall the anticipation of seeing each of our children for the first time, looking upon their bunched-up red faces and into their beautiful blue eyes. And the sorrow in never getting to see the faces of the babies we lost to miscarriage.
We can know many things about someone we've communicated with through letters, online, or over the phone, but nothing can compare to their physical presence, their being made manifest to us through their bodies.
It is through Jesus that we know God. Thanks be to God!
From where does your knowledge of God come? From Jesus? Which person of the Holy Trinity most influences your understanding of God?
Jesus, thank You for sending Your only Son that we may see You and know You more deeply.
Copyright 2020 Carolyn Astfalk