Sometimes when we think of Jesus, we consider him to be only a little better than we are. We can reduce him to being simply a very nice guy, perhaps even someone we admire.
But again and again we are reminded that Jesus is so much more. Jesus is the second person of the Blessed Trinity. He is the divine Son of God. He is, as we are reminded by Saint John the Baptist, so great, that even John the Baptist, his cousin, feels unworthy to unfasten his sandals.
The gospels record the life of Jesus as one extraordinary event after another. He heals the sick, opens the eyes of the blind, cures lepers and forgives sins. He is one who teaches with a whole new spirit of authority. He provides dramatic examples we are called to imitate. At the height of his ministry, he retreats in prayer. He washes the feet of his disciples. He follows the will of the Father and surrenders his life on the Cross for our salvation.
We can sometimes make Jesus to be more like us. But as disciples of Jesus, we strive to be more like him. We seek to imitate the Master who is our God.
Let us pray.
Dear Jesus, Today we are reminded of the great reality that as the divine Son of God you became human to remind us of the way to live. By your suffering and death, and confirmed in your resurrection from the dead, you save us. Help us today to seek to be more like you in all we do. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Music: Cheezy Piano Medley by Alexander Nakarada
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