11 July 2018
“Seek always the face of the Lord,” our psalm says today. And immediately we think of images of Jesus’ face, which is fine and good. But the gospel reminds us that the “face of Jesus” can also be seen in other people.
Jesus called together his twelve Apostles and sent them out to do his work: proclaiming the Kingdom, curing disease and illness, raising up the lowly, and so on. They were sent out to “be” Jesus to others. God sends many people our way, to help us and to raise us up. And that all started with the Apostles.
And so, as we “seek always the face of the Lord,” we also look to leaders in the Church: popes, bishops, priests, spiritual writers, the Saints. Of course, we can also see the face of God in neighbors and in cherished friends. And, if we look in a mirror, we might even see the face of God there.
“Seek always the face of the Lord,” our psalm says today. Happily, the face of God is all over the place. May the Lord help us to see him, and to be thankful.