Patriarch Sabbah: Lord Jesus is the Word of God, a true God and true Man

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Patriarch Sabbah: Lord Jesus is the Word of God, a true God and true Man

By Patriarch Michel Sabbah

Who is Jesus Christ? What do you say: Who is Jesus Christ to you?

He is the Word of God. He is true God and true Man. He is ‘God with us’, the "Emmanuel", as stated in the scriptures (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). God is with you, personally.

To know Jesus Christ is not theoretical knowledge, it is life, it is your life with Him. St. Paul said: "I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.” (Galatians 2:20 If Jesus lives in you, you live His life. Like Him, you walk in this life striving with all people to give life to all; striving with all to redeem all; striving with all to resist all powers of evil.

Knowing Jesus Christ means to have personal relations with Him. It means to meditate and imitate what he taught and did. It means to put before Him, before His love for you, all your life, all your endeavors, all your wishes, also all your pitfalls, lapses and weaknesses. You also put before his love, all the evil of people against you or others.

Knowing Jesus Christ means to have personal relations with Him. It is to make of your daily life a constant presence in the light of his love. It is knowing how to carry the Cross with Jesus Christ. Go to the Calvary in Jerusalem, stand and meditate on the mystery of God that took place there. If you are close to Jerusalem, visit often the Calvary; if you are far away, visit and stop frequently there in spirit, and meditate. There, learn how to carry the Cross, to make your life a sharing in the sufferings of Jesus Christ so as to share in the glory of the Resurrection, and to live the new life born on the Cross.

Try to become a new human being with Jesus Christ, filled with grace and truth, filled with universal love like God's love for all his creation.

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 12:20
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