Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jesus is always with us.

"16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:16-20)

Who else, but Jesus, can sat that they will be with you until the end of the age and really mean it?
Jesus continues to dwell in his Church of fragile humans. Where, then, can we encounter him? Where can we find him? He is right around the corner; he is right beside me and right beside you. He hides himself in the poor, the despised, the little ones, the sick, in those who seek advice, in those deprived of freedom. He is in the ugly, in the outcast. He said: "I was hungry and you gave me food" (Mt. 25:35). He is present in every community that puts his teachings into practice. He is present even in a very small community such as the family or a group of friends or companions at work. In fact, two or three persons are enough, when united in his name (Mt. 18:20). When we pray, united in this way, he is present. Moreover, it is his presence that makes our petition pleasing to God. His presence assists and helps those who proclaim him to the people. He is present for us, who are called to give witness to him. He is present in those who were chosen to be his ministers. Finally, as you know, he is everywhere on earth. What more could we ask for? We must learn to discover Jesus where he is. We must permit him to address his divine words to us. Let us allow him to give us his powerful help.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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