Sunday, May 21, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation May 21

Glorious Cross  May 21

Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life.  Lord Jesus, come in glory (II Memorial Acclamation).

What is the meaning of the Eucharistic salutation to Christ, “Glory to you!”?  The word “glory” connotes a fullness of all good things that evokes a deference of honor.  Does Jesus possess the fullness of everything good?  Certainly!  In his risen Person, he sums up the whole of the New Creation!  Glory to you!  Glory also refers to worthiness.  Of what is Jesus worthy?  He was perfectly obedient to God in his death and he merits the title, “the unique Son of God.”  Glory to you!  Glory signifies the radiance of majesty.  How is Jesus majestic?  He conquered all his enemies once and for all and he remains in possession of his Kingdom without contest.  Glory to you!  Glory implies perfection.  Is Jesus perfect?  Yes!  He is the perfect image of the Father and the unequaled model of the New Humanity.  Glory to you!  Glory refers to heavenly happiness.  Is Jesus supremely happy?  Without a doubt!  He descended from his Father, he did all things well and he returned to take his place for all eternity.  Glory to you!  Glory has the sense of complete transparency regarding the truth.  What truth shows itself through Jesus?  He is the Truth, revealing the saving love of the Father and the final transformation of the human person.  Glory to you!  Finally, we who believe in him and obey his word until he returns will bring his glory to its fullness.  Glory to you!

The elephant is not bothered by its weight because his young ones glorify it.  (Lega)

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