How do we picture Christ when we speak with him?

Saturday, 9/28/13

The Gospel presents us with Jesus wanderings with his disciples. He was haunted by the prospect of being handed over to the Romans to be crucified. So, looking for comfort and understanding, he spoke to his companions, telling them what lay in store for him; but not understanding his words, they left him alone with his grief.

His death and resurrection are two thousand years behind us now, and perhaps we wonder if anything we say to him now could comfort him back then.

In our prayer life, we very much want to be in contact with Jesus Christ, but it is hard for us to get a mental picture of him.

Oddly, St. Paul never spoke about Jesus as he was before the crucifixion. He only spoke about Christ in heaven, as when he said, “To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. I long to be dissolved so I can be with him.”

Christ in heaven is every bit as loving and as understanding as he was as Jesus on earth. We should give him all of our hearts, speaking to one who knows and loves us more than we know and love ourselves.

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