Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus

August 18, 2019 6:00 am

“Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.” (HEB 12: 1-2)

Our Lord, “the leader and perfecter of faith,” didn’t look at the cross as an end of His life, He looked at the cross as a place to reunite us with His Father. He looked beyond the cross to the crown of glory prepared for Him by the Father. Whatever we do, we need to start with a vision of the end, with a bigger perspective; looking for today from the future.

“My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.” 
(Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak