Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time
Gospel – Luke 9:7-9
“Herod the tetrarch had heard about all that was being done by Jesus; and he was puzzled…he was anxious to see Jesus”. Hearing different things about Jesus from others. Then he wanted to see Jesus. Two interesting realities: Activities of Jesus becomes news for him; Jesus becomes an object to be seen. This happens in our life too. Jesus is reduced to activities, and He becomes an object of study. It’s not the activities of Jesus, but the person of Jesus that is important. The second person of Trinity, incarnated into my humanity. His life becomes my life in the baptism. So, it is not more about something happening outside of me, but inside me, in me. When our faith is just reduced to pastoral initiatives, without personal conversions, the same happens. Therefore, the relationship with Jesus is not something to be studied but to be lived. So not someone to be seen, but to be followed.