Luke 10:21-24

Jesus said, “All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

This small section of Luke’s Gospel has what would be called a “very high Christology” which emphasizes the divinity of Jesus.

In the story of Jesus’ birth, the angel Gabriel said to Mary: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you…Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

Make no mistake about it. The child born in Bethlehem is not simply a great prophet..not simply a miracle worker…not simply someone specially chosen by God. The child born in Bethlehem is the Son of God.

In my relationship with Jesus, I always have to balance intimacy and reverence. Jesus did not come fore me simply to look at him from a distance. He came so that I could join intimately with him and share in his own relationship with the Father.

On the other hand, I also need to be reverent. I need to be aware of whom it is I am relating to so closely…whom I am joining in the eucharistic prayer…whom I am receiving when I take the bread and the cup.

Intimacy and reverence. I could work on both right now as I spend some time with the Lord.


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