Many people are waiting for God to reveal Himself to them by doing great works or giving them special spiritual experiences. However, the Lord has already revealed Himself through His incarnation, death, and resurrection. He has loved us faithfully and perfectly every moment of our lives.
Now it's time for us to respond. We must totally commit ourselves to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Savior, Lord, and God. Then we will be Jesus' sheep, believe in His works (Jn 10:25-26), and hear His voice (Jn 10:27).
Before we can deeply believe in His works, we must believe in Jesus, the Worker. Before we can fully hear His words, we must love Jesus, Who is the Word. Jesus said: "Whoever is of God hears every word God speaks. The reason you do not hear is that you are not of God" (Jn 8:47).
Jesus called Himself the Bridegroom (Mk 2:19). Living with Jesus is like the covenanted relationship of a marriage. During courtship, Jesus will "go out" with us for a little while, but soon we must decide to marry Him. If not, we will never get close to Him, believe in Him deeply, or communicate with Him on a very personal level. Make a covenant with Jesus. Give all of your life to Him. Say "I do."
|Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from April 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, XXX 11, 2011.