Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 4 – 10 June 2017
“And he said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’”
I was told that human beings are the highest form of life here on Earth: We have intelligence, consciousness and reasoning that other living creatures do not have.
It is true that because we exhibit these things, we can rightfully claim that we are the highest form of life. However, despite being at the top, does not mean it is the best place. For one, we humans can be emotionally distressed, we suffer from pains that no other living creature on this planet will experience or we always go back to the past even it was long gone.
Being a human is both a privilege and a punishment, to sum it up.
No wonder why Jesus Christ decided to become a human. Despite being seated at the right hand of God, He went down to us. Of all creatures that God has made, humans need the most help: First, we have sinned to Him and need salvation. Second, humans need the comforting peace that God can only provide and third, He brought hope when everything seemed lost.
Jesus Christ’s presence on this world meant that He can understand what we are and what are going through.
Jesus Christ is present to this world to show that God is present.