O Jesus, reveal the Father and Jesus to me.
Picture Jesus teaching his disciples in the Temple.
Jesus has just healed a man who lay ill for thirty-eight years. However, he healed him on the Sabbath, and “The Jews began to persecute Jesus” (Jn 5:16) and even tried to kill Jesus because He made “himself equal to God.” (5:18). Now, Jesus responds to their hostility.
Gospel text: (Read slowly, possibly aloud.)
Thoughts: (Read all. Ponder the ones that attract you.)
- Jesus reveals the source of his powers and deeds.
- He does only what he sees the Father doing.
- The Father loves Jesus and shows him everything. Nothing is held back.
- As the Father gives more power, Jesus does greater works. This causes even more wonder.
- Only God can give life and judge the world. Jesus shares even in these divine powers.
Affections: (When one touches your heart, use your own words.)
- Jesus, through you, I share in the Father’s life.
- Reveal your mysteries. I can do nothing on my own.
- I am amazed and filled with wonder as I see you work in me.
- O Jesus, you imitated the Father. Let me imitate you.
- You have all power over life and death. I entrust my soul to you.
- Only you are the Lord of heaven and earth.
Resolutions: (Possibly you might want to make your own.)
+ I will ask Jesus to show me what to do.
+ I will trust him for all I need, both in life and in death.
Thought for the Day: (To recall your meditation.)
The Father loves the Son and shows him all that he does.