Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Pope's Book, A Bridge
I think that Jesus of Nazareth is a book that bridges the scholarly texts and the devotional lives of Jesus and is so simply and concisely written that anyone will learn to know Jesus better by reading it. I must confess that I have not yet managed to read much of it, but love what I am reading.
The Introduction says that the teaching of Jesus "originates from immediate contact with the Father, 'from face-to-face' dialogue--from the vision of the one who rests close to the Father's heart: It is the Son's word. Without this inner grounding, his teaching would be pure presumtion."
Jesus spent many nights in prayer; this is the source of his actions and teaching - his deep communion with the Father- this way of "praying" makes us able to participate in his filial communion with the Father.