Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.”
Jesus helps us to discover the Father and his will. The Father's will is that, through the presence of Christ, the world should discover the true Light. By living our lives in this light, the world would no longer be in darkness.
This is why Jesus is sent into the world. To believe in Jesus is to believe in his Father and in His salvific plan. Since the Father dwells in Jesus and in Jesus we are called to discover the Father. If we want to discover Christ and the Father in Jesus Christ, we must listen to Jesus, welcome his Word and make this Word fruitful and life-giving. The more we put this Word into practice, the closer we come to fulfilling the will of the Father and we owe Christ to our brothers and sisters. To believe in Jesus is to become Christ. It is in becoming Christ that we live in light and discover the love of the Father.
Action of the day: Live in the Light.
Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers:
Whoever sees Jesus sees the Father,
by Cyril of Alexandria,