- Assign 1 new leader/time keeper and 1 scribe/reporter.
- Read the verse below followed and the an excerpt from the CFC.
- UNDERSTAND and DISCUSS the questions below at the bottom of the post.
- AGREE on a group answer to questions 1 and 2, but come up with an individual/personal answer to the question 3. Individually post your answers by leaving a comment.
Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
- Jesus, by being the Way, the Truth and the Life, is the fullness of God’s revelation for us. Jesus is recognized as the goal, the content and the agent of God’s self-revelation.
- GOAL: As goal, Jesus is “the key, the center and the purpose of the whole of man’s history” (GS 10), in whose image we all are to be conformed (cf. Rom 8:29). For it is through the Risen Christ that we shall share the Trinitarian divine life of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Therefore our present earthly life is a challenge to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ,” as St. Paul admonishes us (cf. Rm 13:14). [CFC 77]
- CONTENT: But Christ is not only the goal of God’s revelation, He is also its content, the Revealed One. In himself, Jesus reveals both God and ourselves. “Christ, the new Adam, in the very revelation of the mystery of the Father and of His love, fully reveals man to himself and brings to light his most high calling” (GS 22). Our Faith centers on Christ precisely because we believe we “are called to union with him, who is the light of the world, from whom we go forth, through whom we live, and towards whom our whole life is directed” (LG 3). [CFC 78]
- AGENT: Finally, besides being the goal and content of Revelation, Christ is also its agent, the mediator (cf. DV 2). “God is one. One also is the mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all” (1 Tim 2:5-6). Christ is revealer through his part in creation, through his becoming man, through his hidden and public life, and especially through his passion, death and resurrection. After his resurrection, the Risen Christ continues his revelation by sending us his Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth (cf. DV 4). [CFC 79]
1.) What is the role of Jesus in making God known to us? Based on your knowledge of Jesus, how did he reveal God to you? Answer in at least 3 complete sentences.
2.) How about to those who do not know Jesus? Answer in at least 2 complete sentences.
3.) How can I be able to make known Jesus to other people without the need for saying anything? How can I show them that it is in Jesus that we get to know God fully? Answer in at least 2 complete sentences.
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