Daily Meditation for February 8, 2021

Shortly before Christmas, Bridgette shared with her 10th grade religion class that one of the reasons God the Father sent Jesus to earth as a human being was because he wanted us to know his great love for us. Bridgette explained that God realized we needed a concrete way of understanding this love because a God “up in the sky somewhere” is kind of abstract. Once when Jesus was talking about his father, the disciples asked him to show them his father, and Bridgette said she could imagine how tenderly he looked at them as he said, “When you see me, you see my father,” implying, “and you know how dearly I love you.” Bridgette ended class saying, “Next week, let’s talk about Jesus’ message just before his ascension, ‘I am going to my father and your father, to my God and your God.’”

By Lois Wedl, OSB