The Human Face of God

In writing down my reflections, I often refer to God as the Presence, the Source. I am often hesitant to name Jesus Christ, probably too keenly aware of the strong secular milieu I am in that is not too welcoming of him. That is the reason why God seems to be a distant, remote and vague presence in my life. In Jesus, I see the human face of God. God is not an impersonal objective force, like some cold and alienating principles or natural laws. He is a person who is constantly present and actively involved in my daily life.

Jesus has taught us of our real Source, the Father. Jesus assured us of his abiding Presence through the Spirit. This triune God is the model of human existence – communities founded in Love. If I make this the foundation of my Faith, then my faith shall be rock solid.

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. Matthew 16: 13-19

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