Monday, January 9, 2012

The ultimate manifestation

Yesterday in the Solemnity of the Epiphany we celebrated Jesus as King and God in the symbols of God and Frankincense. Today we see the ultimate manifestation of the identity of Jesus, "You are my beloved son, with you I am well pleased." This moment marked the beginning of Jesus' public ministry from this moment through the Ascension he not only told us but showed us what it means to be children of God. Today also invites us reflect on the meaning of water. The water not only cleanses us, but also creates for us, as St. John reports, a spring of water in us welling up to eternal life. Today and every day we need to take a moment of quiet and drink from the spring God planted in us with our baptism. Tomorrow we move into weekdays in Ordinary Time, perhaps the most valuable resolution we could have for 2012 is to not let a single day go by without drinking from the spring. Have you had a drink today?