His state was divine,
yet Christ Jesus did not cling
to his equality with God
but emptied himself
to assume the condition of a slave
and became as men are;
and being as all men are,
he was humbler yet,
even to accepting death,
death on a cross.
But God raised him high
and gave him the name
which is above all other names
so that all beings
in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld,
should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
and that every tongue should acclaim
Jesus Christ as Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
We spend much time in the company of Jesus over this Holy Week
We experience his love and power in the sacraments, in the readings from scripture and in private prayer and reflection.
How do you best know Jesus?
- In his frailty as a human being?
- In the glory of the resurrection?
- Or together with his disciples, and those others who come to him to find themselves?
- What images of Jesus most appeal to you?
And which are the more challenging or ‘alien’?
- What might you learn from how you know him?
Bring what you have learnt to God in prayer?
Altar in the church of St Trophime, Arles. (c) 2014, Allen Morris.