Thursday 3 May 2018

About Today Readings

Ss Philip and James.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8. Psalm 18(19):2-5. John 14:6-14.

Their message goes out through all the earth—Psalm 18(19):2-5.

Lord, show us the Father.

It is easy to sympathise with Philip’s question. The mystery of the Incarnation confronts us with a face of God that is contrary to many popular images. There are no bright lights and heavenly choirs. Instead we see a man like us.

Jesus reveals to us the desire of the Father to relate to our human predicament. In doing so, he touches those areas of our lives that we prefer to keep hidden. The aim is not to judge but to draw us into the intimacy of the Trinity. 

The repeated language of indwelling that John employs is an attempt to convey the depth of this intimacy that the Father and Son both share and offer to share with us.

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