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24th February 2020

Pondering the Mystery: ‘The Word Became Flesh’

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“The Father spoke one Word, which was His Son, and this Word He always speaks in eternal silence, and in silence must It be heard by the soul.”  (John of the Cross)

…..Jesus was so different… his state of mind so pure and full of love that no human interpretation could do Him justice. He had the same mentality that was described in the Holy Books as of God himself. His words were able to make people new; his words had the power of creation. He had – to use a modern image – the same DNA as God has. The same spirit. His love was the love of God. His word wás the Word of God. And so, John concludes: Jesus Himself was Son of God. That is what his Gospel is about. He put it straightforward in the first verses of his Gospel. In the Jewish way of thinking, such a belief was unthinkable. God should have a son!?

Reflecting on the person of Jesus, for John and the first Christian generation there was no other solution. That will be the refrain in the Gospel of Saint John, ‘From where is He?’ From the beginning, He was with God. And He became a human being. From where He was, He entered into our history.

Source: Pathways to God

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