Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
King Herod could do almost anything he desired – but was unable to resolve the question of who Jesus was, or to even see Jesus. St. Luke tells us that Herod ‘kept trying to see Jesus’, perhaps by ordering, and then inviting, Jesus to come to his palace, to be entertained on the King’s on terms, on his own turf. Interestingly, the poor, the lame and the dis-enfranchised members of Herod’s own subjects had no problem seeing Jesus; they just went to where the Master was, and found their way as best they could to his side, to listen to him proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God and to be healed. They met up with Jesus face to face, person to person, as one child of God meeting up with another. Herod, unfortunately, had neither the humility nor the openness to be able to step away from his own kingdom to meet up with the King of Creation. Should I, like Herod, require Jesus appear to me on my own terms, on my turf, I, too, will not be able to see him. But if I approach the Lord of Life with the humility and openness of the crowds of Judeans who came to Jesus each day of his ministry, I, too will not only ‘see’ Jesus, but will know, without a doubt, Who he is. Will I choose to keep on ‘trying to see Jesus’, or will approach Christ Jesus on his terms, on his turf, with faith, by hope and through love? Holy Spirit, help me choose to approach Jesus.
Seek the Lord while he may be found. Call upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)
Lord you have my heart, and I will search for yours,
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.