Blessed Are the Eyes that See
Jesus is the Word of God made Flesh. He is the full revelation of God to man. Everything that the Father wished to reveal of Himself, He did so perfectly in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Himself was well aware of this and He made this point to His disciples.
Turning to the disciples in private he said, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it (Luke 10:23-24).’”
Think about all of the people in the Old Testament times who were awaiting the coming Messiah! What a tremendous gift to be with Jesus, walk with Him, and talk with Him.
Though Jesus ascended to Heaven and has yet to come again, we were sent the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth! We are so privileged to have access to the Sacraments, especially Holy Baptism. Through Baptism, we are entered into the Family of God. We become adopted son or daughter of God, coheir with Christ, and Temple of the Holy Spirit.
In many ways, we live a reality in and with God which the Apostles did not receive until Pentecost. And, now, we all look forward to His second coming! We look forward to the Day when all things will be revealed and the old Heaven and old Earth will pass away, where there will be no more sadness and pain.
In this time of Advent, may we renew our love for Christ and anticipation of His second coming. If you have not been to Confession in a while, please go! If you have fallen out of the practice of weekly Mass, go every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation. If you attend weekly, try to go to at least one more Mass per week on a weekday. If you do not pray the Rosary, pray it at least once a week. Whatever you are doing, try to do one small thing more out of love for God.
Heaven is union and communion with Almighty God and with all those in union with Him. Blessed are we who are members of the Body of Christ, the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. May we continue to grow in love of Christ and His Church and in love and service of our neighbor.
O Lord, stir up Thy might, we beg Thee, and come, that by Thy protection we may deserve to be rescued from the threatening dangers of our sins and saved by Thy deliverance. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.