Do we want to see, meet Jesus?

The tetrarch Herod heard of everything that was happening, and was embarrassed because some said, “John rose from the dead,” others: “Elijah appeared,” others said, “One of the ancient prophets has risen from the dead.” And Herod said: “John I beheaded. So, who is he that hears such things about him?” And he wanted to see him.

Various statements. Who do people consider Jesus yesterday?

Have you read the book, “Who is who?” There are no names Herod, John the Baptist, Elijah, etc. Are they not current? Sometimes someone writes harsh words on this page. I accept criticism. Interesting that I write it in secret. I know that it was not. When a person began to use his reason, he always wanted to see a lot, hear, and experience.

Herod is ashamed of us in the gospel when the evangelist Luke wrote about him that he wanted to see the Lord Jesus. He said, “John rose from the dead …” (Luke 9: 7). He was a ruler and learned about Jesus from several sources. They regarded the Lord Jesus as John the Baptist, whom Herod had beheaded in prison when John’s head was asked as a gift by the daughter of his illegitimate wife, Herodias. We marveled at the sacrifices on the mountain when he had defeated the priests of the god Baal, of whom there were 450, and their gift was not ignited, but his: others said that Jesus was indeed a prophet. When Herod hears all this, he does not know what to think about it, but he does not believe that John has risen from the dead, but when he hears of Christ as a miraculous miracle worker when he gets into his ears. Many reports about his teachings ask: Who is he the one I hear such talk about?

Therefore, we should try to know the Lord Jesus’s better teachings, keep his commandments, find time to meet him while reading the Scriptures, celebrating the Holy Mass, and approaching the sacraments. It is a good sign when you feel, sister, brother, that the Lord Jesus is not a stranger in your life, but that you are looking for him, that you want to meet him often, that you have something to say to him in prayer, in contemplation, in meditation. , in the community, in the family … Your attitude is on the right track. Saint Vincent de Paul talks about his experience. He was already a priest when he came to Tunisia as a slave. Pirates captured the ship on which they sailed. In the heat of August, he dug irrigation canals. He never hid that he was a priest. That’s why the slaver hated him. Vincent is once said to his fellow slave, the Frenchman: “Here is the real hell!” And Vincent answered him, “No! Wherever God is, there is no hell. And God is here. God knows about us.” Vincent himself did not know why the Lord God had done this to him, but he did not despair. He has not lost faith in the presence of God, not even when three months he is swept away by a fever – malaria. Even then, he feels God inside him. Slavery ends in flight. He does not escape alone, but with his master, a slaver, in whom, thanks to his wife, the Mohammed woman of Fatma, he awakens his conscience and confesses to Vincent that he was also a priest even got into slavery. However, unlike Vincent, he did not tolerate slavery and betrayed God.

Let’s seek God! Let’s not silence his voice inside us!

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