As followers of Jesus, it is important for us to have a good idea of who He really is for us in our lives. Some people see Jesus as just a historical figure. He began a new religion that has had a great effect on the world. Some people see Jesus as a moral teacher, who gathered disciples, who then built up a community of faith after His death and resurrection.
The challenge of faith, however, is to continue to try to strive to know Jesus Christ as He is today. Jesus is alive in our midst in Word and Sacrament. Jesus can speak to our hearts powerfully in prayer. Jesus can be encountered so strongly in community and work in the Church. Jesus is real and effective and powerful in so many ways.
However it is that we can continue to grow in our understanding of the Person of Jesus Christ, let's dedicate ourselves to that today. May the power of the Risen Lord be always alive in our hearts and minds!
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider