Baby Jesus is presented in the temple, evoking words of praised from those who recognize God in human form. Fully human and fully divine, we can draw near to the Lord who becomes like us in all things but sin, even as he frees us from sin and death by his saving action on the Cross.
Jesus reveals his majesty as the Son of God through his relationship with the Father and the works that he performs. The moment we acknowledge this fact our lives profoundly change as we conform our thoughts, words and actions to the will of our Lord.
The authority of Jesus is witnessed in Capernaum as he teaches and drives out an unclean spirit. The Lord’s authority, however, is also present in our lives, leading and directing our actions as disciples.
Jesus tells the Pharisees that “the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.” Once we recognize that Christ is the Son of God, we have the opportunity with a simple question to determine if we are keeping our focus where it properly belongs.
When Jesus says “the Father is in me, and I am in the Father” he reveals his divinity…and invites us to grow in the invitation to accept his saving death and resurrection offered out of love. May we take his hand and follow Him!