Father and Son are One

In today’s Gospel, Philip said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father.” And Jesus said to him, “How can you say, show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? To see the Son is the same as seeing the Father because the Father and Son are one (Jn10:30).” With these words, Jesus revealed His divinity as the Son of God to His disciples.

God reveals Himself to mankind in many ways, and we come to know God through various means like sacred scripture or the beauty of creation. However, Jesus is the fullest revelation of God to man because in Jesus Christ, God became one like us. He is God who walked on the earth; He is God in the flesh that man saw and heard; He is, according to St. Paul, the image of the invisible God (2Cor4:4; Col1:15).

God is no less present today in the world than when Jesus walked on the earth over two thousand years ago. God is present whether or not we are aware of His presence. When Saul encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus, he became aware of God’s presence in a very special way. In realizing how mistaken he was in persecuting Christians, his life changed completely. As it was for St. Paul and for all of us, may our awareness of God’s presence in our lives inspire us to change our lives in such a way that we live for Christ rather than for ourselves.

The Good News is that the Kingdom of God is near to those who accept it. With God’s grace, may we be willing to become instruments of God’s love and compassion in the world today. Jesus calls out to us: “Come. Follow me!”

The new Archbishop of Atlanta, Gregory Hartmayer, was installed on May 6, 2020 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. It was a quiet ceremony, with only 12 people in attendance. Among those present in the ceremony were the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, who is now the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the two auxiliary bishops of Atlanta.

The Bishops of Atlanta and Savannah have decided that all churches are to remain closed to the public until further notice. As we take sensible measures to protect everyone from the spread of the coronavirus, be assured that our church community is here to help if you have material or spiritual needs. Private Masses will continue to be offered for your intentions. If you need to go to confession or for all other requests, please contact Fr. Bill.

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