“Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” Like Joseph and Mary, many of us have lost our children not in the temple but in malls, amusement parks, and other crowded events. When we notice they are gone, we look for them and have great anxiety.
Jesus did not have the capability to bilocate. As a human being, Jesus could never be in two places at once. He could not be with his mother and father on the caravan heading back home after the Passover feast and at the temple, being about his father’s business at the same time.
Mary and Joseph had a worrisome time trying to find their beloved son. But Jesus is also fully divine. “He who has have seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9). If you are looking for Jesus, you can find him anytime and anywhere. Many have found him in their prison cells, others have found him on their death beds, and many have found him in the confessional; and various other places. He is found in his Word and the Eucharist. If you are looking for Jesus, he can be found. Why look for Jesus? If you want salvation, it’s in Jesus. If you want love, it’s in Jesus. If you want peace, it’s in Jesus. If you want good relationships, start with Jesus.
Saint Peter Julian Eymard taught his followers to look to Jesus, especially in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Father Eymard, in his writings, sermons, and letters, always points us to Jesus – “May Jesus be adored, loved, and served; the rest is nothing!”
Let Us Pray:
Dear heavenly Father, help us see Jesus every day in our lives, especially in the lives of those we love and are called to love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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