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dc.contributor.authorGabuzda, Richard, Rev.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 205en_US
dc.description.abstract"There is One Among You Whom You Do Not Recognize"|We are accustomed to the figure of John the Baptist joining the images which color the days of Advent. John's message focuses on preparation; he announces the Christ who is coming. So it may come as a surprise to see John appear in this post-Christmas period. But even more than his appearance, his message startles us: "There is one among you whom you do not recognize." No future Christ, but a present Christ, a Christ whom we do not recognize. This message of the Baptist seems to speak to our hearts today: Jesus Christ is here; but do we see him, do we recognize his presence? The message encourages us to seek, to look, to search. But how shall we do that?|The saints honored in today's prayer, Basil and Gregory Nazianzen, were born in the same year and, by God's grace, became great friends and remained great friends throughout the twists and turns of their own lives. They were friends of a particular sort; their friendship was rooted in their relationship with God. A letter of Gregory's captures this driving force that drew them together: "Our great pursuit, the great name we wanted, was to be Christians, to be called Christians." We may imagine that this graced friendship helped both to see God in one another's lives.|With eyes that struggle to see the presence of Jesus in daily life, our friendships can help us to see, to recognize the face of Jesus there. Who are the friends, near and far, long-standing or newly found, who have revealed the face of Jesus to me? Our best response to God's word today may be a prayer of thanks for those whose friendship with us has drawn us to see, to recognize the face of Jesus in our lives.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for January 2, 2004: 2nd week in Christmas.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Collegeen_US
dc.program.unitInstitute for Priestly Formationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGabuzda, Richard J., Rev.en_US 2en_US
dc.subject.local11 John 2:22-28en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4en_US
dc.subject.local4John 1:19-28en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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