It is fitting that we end the year by reading St. John’s tribute to God. When we see John at the Last Supper, lying against the breast of Jesus, we are apt to see him as achieving heaven on earth. However, John warns us to not stop there.
There is something more fulfilling than being the “Beloved Disciple” of Jesus. John quoted Jesus as telling us that achieving intimacy with him isn’t even getting us half way there. Jesus is not the be-all and the end-all. He is only the way there.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Don’t stop half way, by consecrating yourself to Mary, or by being born again in the Spirit. No, rather, center your life on God, for in him we live and move, and have our being.