Lent with Jesus

Contents of Lent with Jesus 

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The Mystical Jesus


Jesus Rejoices in His Special Relationship with the Father

25 At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, 

and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ (Matthew 11:25-30)

The Transfiguration

2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. (Mark 9:2-4)

The Focused Vision of God

8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. . . . 22The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; 23but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. . . . (Matthew 5:8; 6:22-23)


The Community of Faith in Union with Christ 
(the view of Paul)

12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. . . .  27Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27)

The Community of Faith in Union with Christ 
(the view of the Fourth Gospel)

1I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. . . . 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. . . .  9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. (John 15:1, 4-5, 9)




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