“All … were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth” (Lk 4:22).
I like to open the Gospel and not to read it, but to try to listen to Him. Not only to read His words, but also imagine how He was saying it. The Good News is not only about words and sentences He used, it is also about how He proclaimed them. He has come not to correct us, change us, repair us, make the-best-version-of-ourselves… He has come to tell us about how God loves us. “Through this revelation, therefore, the invisible God (see Col. 1;15, 1 Tim. 1:17) out of the abundance of His love speaks to men as friends (see Ex. 33:11; John 15:14-15) and lives among them (see Bar. 3:38), so that He may invite and take them into fellowship with Himself” (Dei Verbum 2).
“Out of the abundance of His love”.
I like to imagine how His words could sound. Put all your love into your words, into the way you are speaking, put all your love into your expression when you are saying it – and still it will be far away from the way He does this.
He has come to invite us and take us into a close relationship with Himself. And He has done so only out of love.
“God so loved the world that he gave his Only Begotten Son, so that all who believe in him may not perish, but may have eternal life” (J 3:16) – Communion Antiphon
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak