Friday, January 4, 2013

In many cases we know well what we are fleeing from but not what we are in search of

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error. – Fr. Thomas Merton (Trappist monk)

(Gospel Text: Jn 1:35-42)
John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher),
“where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.
It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
He first found his own brother Simon and told him,
“We have found the Messiah,” which is translated Christ.
Then he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of John;
you will be called Cephas,” which is translated Peter.

What are you looking for?

It’s a question the Lord wants to ask all of us. It’s also a question he can help us answer in the best way possible. By showing us who he is, he gradually unveils our own deepest longings and desires. That’s because we belong to him. We are created in his own image and likeness, and we find all our true answers in him and in the desires of his heart.

So what are you really looking for?

Quiet your mind and sit in His presence before the Blessed Sacrament, in the silence Christ will show you who he is—and who you really are.

“Come and see “(Jn 1:39) Jesus said to the two disciples in today’s gospel passage. He invited them to remain, to see, to meditate. Two thousand years later, He does the same for us.

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