Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Reclining at Table

In this detail of a thirteenth century window from the Sainte Chapelle in Paris,  Jesus reclining at table with his disciples is deeply troubled and says, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples look at one another, wondering whom he means.

Judas receives a dipped morsel from Jesus and Scripture says,  "Satan entered him." And Jesus tells him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”

When he departs, Jesus says, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once."

As Father William reminded us at this morning's Mass, Jesus' hour of glorification is the hour of his passion and death, for his divinity will be revealed most clearly in his abasement.

Let us follow, trusting that our transformation in Christ will be accomplished as we entrust our lowest selves to his mercy.