In our Responsorial Psalm we implore: “O God, you are my God whom I seek; for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless, and without water.”
That Psalm reminds me of a book written by Father Henri de Lubac S.J. He was a heroic priest who in World War Two worked in the French Underground saving Jewish people. Then, at war’s end in 1945, he published the book he had been working on during the five years while he was on the run from the Nazis.
The name of the book was, “On Discovering God.”
You would think that after all Father Lubac had been through in two World Wars, it was a bit late for him to be discovering God. But what Father Lubac was saying was that while we say our Rosaries, and get Anthony’s help finding our keys, and ask Christopher to keep us safe on the road, we just leave God stuck up there in heaven.
In calling himself, “The Way,” Jesus was telling us that not himself, but God must be at the core of our religious life. “No one comes to the Father except through me.”