St. John, Apostle – John 21:20-25
There are so many other things that Jesus said and did; and if these accounts were also written down, the books could not be contained in the entire cosmos. (John 21:25, VOICE)
Today is the day the Church remembers a beloved leader in faith, the Evangelist John. On this day, through the various readings assigned for this day, we realize some important truths. We also realize the same truth as we read through the work of this Evangelist, and the people who followed his lead. That truth: The lengths to which God would go in pursuit of his creation.
God became one of us, and his story is so magnificent, so huge, that it would, in the eyes of the author fill “the entire cosmos”.
That is big indeed.
In this time, celebrate one wonderful truth, one wonderful mystery: God is one of us… God became one of us… God in Jesus has taken on our flesh, our frailty, our pain and struggles. God the Creator became part of the Creation.
That is a marvelous claim. I pray you laugh for sheer joy at the truth in that claim: God has become one of us, become like you and I… what a marvelous length to go indeed.
Merciful God, through John the apostle and evangelist you have revealed the mysteries of your Word made flesh. Let the brightness of your light shine on your church, so that all your people, instructed in the holy gospel, may walk in the light of your truth and attain eternal life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!
– The Editors