Total Consecration 2014: Day 13

Readings – Matthew 11: 25-30; Ephesians 1: 3-8

from Pope St. John Paul II – Redemptor Hominis, par. 8

Reflection: 
What makes Jesus so unique compared to the next god-like man, prophet, teacher, is that He is God, but incarnate. Word became flesh. God became human by sending his beloved Son to dwell among us. God became man. And it is through Him that

…we have redemption through his forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us.

He came to save us. And more strikingly, He does so by being like us.

I would imagine that Jesus being fully God and fully man, I would expect that He knows everything about what it means to be human. He knows my desires, my fears, my joys, my sorrows, my clarinet skills, my not-so-newb tech and gadgetry skills. And the list goes on. Bottom line–He knows me.

In my faith life, especially lately, I’ve been experiencing this effect of learning more about myself if I pursue getting to know Jesus better.  I can’t think a better way to get to know myself better than by spending quality time with the one who created me.

My identity is in Christ. No, really. 

Response:
I will ask for Mary’s continued intercession and presence throughout my day.

I will not be afraid to live out Marian consecration to better find my identity in Christ.

– JD