Monday, April 18, 2011
The Holy Monday Gospel (St. Luke 12:1-23) contains the Greeks' desire to "see Jesus." What is it to see him? Andrew was first of the disciples to see him, but Philip was the disciple who asked him to show them the Father, to which he replied, "He who has seen me has seen the Father." To see him in the deeper sense is to believe him, to follow him, to embrace his mercy, as Mary did, who anointed him, and as those did who lined the streets and cried hosanna. At the altar, what you see with the eyes is bread and wine, but to see him, one must believe what he said about these elements. The sermon.