Quote of the day, 23 September: Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.

No one has ever seen God. The only Son of God, who lived in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known to us.

John 1:18

We cannot see God, but we can listen to Jesus who has revealed God to us with an existence full of goodness and forgiveness, culminating in his death and resurrection. The story of Jesus is the story of God among us. He is the human face of God. His life is the great story of God. Knowing Jesus, we know how God looks at us when we suffer, how he looks for us when we are lost, and how he understands and forgives us when we deny him.

The only way to see God is to listen to Jesus, follow him, and live in communion with him. He himself will say: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (Jn 14:9). United with Jesus we will experience the joy of being sons and daughters of God and welcome others as brothers and sisters to love and to serve. United with Jesus we will never be alone and we will become so human that we will come to share his same, divine life.

Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.

Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
25 December 2020

Translation from the Spanish text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

Featured image: This study by Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859–1937) for “Christ at the Home of Lazarus” was painted on the reverse side of the canvas for his well-known 1923 oil painting “Flight into Egypt” that depicts an Egyptian guide leading Joseph, the Virgin Mary, and the Infant Jesus through a narrow city street. Image credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art via Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain).

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