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Weekly Prayer

Sunday, August 24, 2014

But who do you say that I am?

Jesus, if you asked me
who people say you are,
I could quote the Catechism.
I could recite many of your
titles derived from the
Scripture: Lord, Messiah,
Christ, Prince of Peace…

But you know me, Jesus, and you know
that all these can be titles that
come easily from my lips, but not
necessarily from deep in my heart.

So you turn to me,
and you ask:
who do you say I am?

That is a much harder question,
for although you really walked among us
and now live with us in your Spirit,
you are always mystery,
never really to be known
from the words we use,
but from the experience
of living with you,
in you, and through you.

And I know, Lord,
how easy it is for me
to be sidetracked
from the mystery, and to see you
as anything I want you to be.
I look as if in a mirror to see you,
and I marvel at how much like me you are,
how much you think like me,
and act like me…

Please Lord, save me from myself!
Through Scripture
and sacrament and life,
keep challenging me to move ever deeper
into the mystery that you are,
and I am becoming.

  Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA Photo
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA
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