THE CONTRADICTIONS OF LIFE

(Second Sunday in Ordinary Time).
Sunday, January 14, 2018.

It may appear to be a contradiction to say the Lamb is the true leader. The Lamb of God, however, proves there is no such contradiction.
“Behold, the Lamb of God” (John 1:36), behold the one who takes upon himself God’s will, in order to make our old world new, to save humanity at the cost of sacrificing his own life (as a sacrificial lamb). This is the true leader worthy of following.
When we decide to follow God, he asks us: “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38). If we look for truth and salvation, we may want to know whether he has the means to give us what we are looking for; consequently, we ask him: “Where are you staying?” Then, in order that there may be no doubt as to what he stands for, God replies: “Come, and you will see” (John 1:39).
God has nothing to hide. He reveals his very self to all who want to join him. God shares with us all he is and all he has; he becomes one with those who join him: “whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one in spirit with him” (1 Corinthians 6:17). Just as a man becomes one with God, so does every institution of human society, inasmuch as an institution is a collectivity of men.
The Lamb of God leads the individual and humankind, as a whole, toward fullness of life.
What for man may appear to be a contradiction, for God is wisdom.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).