Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

Today’s text

1 John 3:2-3

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”


This week we surely will see you, my brother. We will see you as darkness gathers and threatens your life, blessed Jesus. We will see your friends betray and deny you, running from your face in shame and fear.

We will see the powerful denounce and condemn you. We will see you beaten bloody by whips wielded by the rude and malicious. We will see you fall beneath the weight of your burden and beg the Holy Mystery to be delivered from the torture that will wring the final breath of life from your lungs.

We will see you touch and bless your beloved friends, washing their feet and giving yourself to them in a meal of exquisite intimacy and tenderness. We will see you love them to the end. And we will see that you live, and the life that you are cannot be confined to a tomb.

We will see you. And we will know that your love, which knows no boundaries, is transparent to the impenetrable heart of the Eternal Wonder. We will see you, and seeing you we will gaze into the dark mysteries of eternity, there to discover that it is illimitable love from which you came, to which you go and to whom we belong in life and death.

We will see you. Can it be that in seeing we will become like you, sharing the beauty of your face, bearing the belovedness of your heart, alive with the tenderness of your mercy, breathing the gentle air of eternal generosity?

As we see you, so we become and are. Grant us the faith that sees you that your beauty may live in our faces. Such is your desire. May it be, here and now. Amen.

Pr. David L. Miller

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