Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Jesus – “The Great Amen”
Ultimately, Jesus - “The Great Amen” - is a revelation of the Trinity and of the mystery of the Incarnation. Jesus is the one Who, from all eternity, streams forth from the Father. All that the Father is, He gives; all that the Son is, He receives. As the Letter to the Hebrews tells us, Jesus is “the refulgence of [the Father’s] glory, the very imprint of his being” (Heb. 1;3); or, as Colossians says, He is “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15). When the Son became incarnate, He revealed the Father in and through His humanity. His words and actions were those of the divine Son, the perfect image, perfect Word, of the Father (Jn. 1:1; Mt. 11:27). Jesus is the Great Amen, the faithful witness to all that the Father is and does (Jn. 5:19; Rev. 3:14) – praise God!
St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “all the promises of God find
their Yes in [Christ]. That is why we utter “Amen!” through him, to the glory of God” (2 Cor. 1:20). What beauty – what an amazing summation of the Gospel: Through grace, through our union with the Incarnate Son, we say “Amen!” to all that the Father has said. We say “Yes!” - “So Let It Be!” - to God’s vision of each individual, the family, community, and the world. Like Jesus, we receive all we are from the Father and offer ourselves completely back to him in loving gratitude.
Recognizing authentic “spiritual worship” in Christ through His Eucharist, we reach the apex of prayer:
Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, forever and ever. Amen!.
[author unknown – edited by The Humble Disciple]