We think of Jesus as the Son of God and Messiah. But yet if you met him and no one had pointed him out to you, you wouldn’t know he was Jesus.
Yet this man whom you wouldn’t pick out from the crowd was the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world and to whom we could understand the Father speaking these words of our first reading, “You are my servant...in whom I shall be glorified…I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” (Isa 49:3,6).
To-day Jesus comes to us in so many ways that if someone as John the Baptist does not point Him to us, we will miss him.
One such John the Baptist is the Church which proclaims to us Jesus in the readings of the Holy Mass. Our undivided attention is necessary when hearing the Word of God because it is through his Word that He speaks to us. If a line strikes you, you must understand that God is speaking to you.
We meet Jesus in the Holy Communion. In our Communion we build a special bond with Him who washes away our sins.
Build your life on Jesus, let Jesus be the foundation of your life.