Have you ever wished you could have lived at the time and place of Jesus so you could have listened to him first hand ? I wonder if we did live then, would we believe in him or be skeptical. The prophet Isaiah warned that some would hear God’s word, but not believe, and some would see God’s action and miracles and remain unconvinced. The question is, would that be us ? They didn’t believe in him because they were spiritually blind and deaf. Their hearts were closed and their minds blocked because of pride and prejudice.
What if he lived today ? Would it be any different ? If he lived today would he be labeled too liberal or too conservative. Would his miracles be called magic or trickery. In short, Jesus would likely be as misunderstood today as he was In his own time ! God can only reveal the secrets of his kingdom to the humble and those who acknowledge their need for God and for his truth.
People today may not be able to touch him, but we can receive him in the Eucharist. We may not be able to hear him, but we have his words in the scriptures. Most important, people may not be able to see him, but they have you standing right in front of them. Your witness can change people lives !
DeColores, Deacon Doug