Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Where is Jesus?
At Gabriel's last catechism class, the kids went around to each parent and asked this question: "Where is Jesus?"
I thought about giving the obvious, (yet, perversely overlooked) answer which I think I gave when it was Maryssa's turn, previously; "In the Eucharist." I decided against it.
Jesus can be found in many obvious places, such as prayer, meditation, or nature. Most of the other parents mentioned these. I thought about mentioning "in other people, when you really need them most." But I ended up going with prayer as well; "in the stillness of an empty chapel", meaning, in front of the tabernacle, in front of the host, the blessed sacrament, in the silence, alone, in the semi-dark. (I was thinking of this moment.)
Thinking about it later, I realized that where I see Jesus the most recently, is with a friend of mine. I literally see his presence there. Her husband left her, and their 7 children. Without going into details, the relationship has never been an easy one, and the husband has been very nasty towards her. She was the one with a job when he left, and she was also going to school when he left. He was taking care of the kids, when she was gone/sleeping, but now she has to do everything.