More Than a Friend 1.2.12

Today’s Readings:

The first reading for today is very blunt. Basically, it says that the Father and Son are a package deal. It is not possible to have one without the other. In order to know the Father, we just confess the Son. It is through the Son, Jesus, that we can come to the Father. Also, the reading talks about liars. Who is a liar according to the bible? Anyone who denies Jesus Christ as the Son of God, or the Father and Son; And this kind of liar is also referred to as the Antichrist. Sounds pretty harsh. Are there times in your life when you deny Jesus? Maybe by your actions, thoughts, or even lack of faith?

Responsorial Psalm: All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

In our Gospel for today, it is the time when the priests and Levites came to John. They asked if he was the Christ. He admitted and denied that he was not the Christ. John also stated that he was not worthy to untie the sandal strap of the one coming after him, Jesus.

Sometimes we can get a little too casual with Jesus. He is our friend, but He is also so much more than a friend. He is the Son of God; meaning he is fully human, and fully man. We should come to Jesus at all times in life, but we should also be very reverent towards Him as well. After all, He’s God.