Can You See the I AM

Our Lady of Florida Retreat Center

Greetings on this the Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Readings: Nm 21:4-9; PS 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21; Jn 8:21-30

Note: After Mass, instructing the Sacred Heart School 5th grades on the Mass.

Does the Sun always shine?

Yes. It does. Even when dark and forbidding clouds fill the sky above, above those clouds the Sun shines. Even if we cannot sense the Sun because a storm rages, the Sun is still there, shining bright.

Jesus’ passion and resurrection reveal the Father’s work, the Father’s love and the Father’s true teaching. Jesus reveals the Father in Heaven, who has been always shining on us spiritually even though the dark storm clouds gather.

Where do we belong?

We belong with Jesus. Although Jesus’ crucifixion is entirely and absolutely his and his alone, he invites us to share in the life of giving and participate in his sacrifice.

Jesus belongs to what is above. We want to belong to him and be where he is.
We live in this world, but we do not belong to this world.
We want to die to sin so as to not belong to the world.

We believe the I Am of Jesus, that is his divinity as the second person of the Trinity. Love incarnate.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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