Sunday, April 7, 2013

Revelation


Consider this for a "wake-up" call.  As I was proclaiming Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19, this Second Sunday of Easter, I realized what the Apostle John had just realized.  That the "Son of Man," was Jesus morphed into God.

John is in exile and he has a vision.  He describes it.  He sees "one like a son of man" wearing a long robe and a gold sash.  Think about this.  Why would a mere man be clothed like this, and be surrounded by seven gold lamp stands?  Well, he wouldn't: unless He were the Son of God.

When John realized this, he dropped down in fear!  I would have too, but I didn't have Jesus in front of me.  We were at the Liturgy of the Word; and in front of me was a sleepy, bored, congregation.

However, about fifteen minutes later, during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, I identified myself with John, as I realized that that Host, Father was holding up, was as alive for me, as it was for John.

Forever and ever.