Rejoice in the Lord, you just! — Psalm 97:12
Mass reading: 1 John 1:1-4 / John 20:1,2-8
Haven’t we always envied John, with his ability to touch Jesus and to see Him face to face? He was younger than the other apostles and swifter of feet than Peter; but John was the one wise and innocent of heart. Mark believes that the divinity of Christ is first manifested at His baptism, Matthew and Luke at His birth, but John grasps that Jesus was God from all eternity: “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
He who played with the Father and Spirit putting the stars in their places is the one who stretches out His arm on the cross and holds us in His embrace. As John does, we too can call Jesus our best friend.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, grace me with Your deepest friendship and the strength to remain faithful to You.