by Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Sisters Associate
"Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" "But who do you say that I am?" MT 16: 13, 15
Who does Jesus say that he is? The Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus identifies himself with the poor and the least among us. We are all sinners, therefore we are all poor in some way. It is so important, then, to see Jesus in EVERYONE. We are all so different and hold opposing views on many things. Why does God make us so different yet expect us to get along and live in peace with our neighbors?
"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!" RM 11:33
What does God know about our nature, our abilities, our limitations, that creating us and allowing us such freedom seems like a good idea? Is there something holy in the struggle to rise above unloving influences from society, neighbors and even family, even while we often fall prey to them?
Our true nature is to love; to be one with each other in love. It is our calling to be true to this nature as individuals and in our communities. We must not allow hate groups or we/they thinking to take root. Who is God? God is love. Let us choose love as our God.