Posted by Br John Cleary
on 16 December 2015
In praying to grow in the knowledge of Christ through the Advent Season by
reflecting prayerfully on the Question posed by Christ: "Who do people say that I
am?"(Mk.8:28). What kind of man is this? Mt.8:27.
There is no better source to answer
this question than the Word of God
contained in the New Testament. The
following suggestions may help us to
discover more about the personality
and character of Christ. You may find
FRIENDLINESS: I call you friends. (Jn.
15:15; Rev. 3: 19, 20; Jn. 11:29; Jn.
14:2; Jn. 4 :7 )
GRACIOUSNESS: I will be with you
always. (Mt. 28:20; Lk. 13:13; Mt. 9:22; Mk. 1:31
GENTLENESS: It is I do not be afraid. (Jn. 6:21; Lk. 12:12; Mt. 9:26.
SENSITIVITY: He took pity on them. (Mk. 6:34; Mk. 12:44; Mk 8:2; Mt. 15:32.
COMPASSION: Your son will live (Jn. 4:50; Jn. 7:38; Mt. 9:27; Mt. 11:28;)
TRUST: Trust in God still and trust in Me.(Jn. 14:1)
PEACE: My own Peace I give you. (Jn. 14:27; Lk. 24:37).
LOVE/GENEROSITY: Lord, the man you love is ill.( Jn. 11:4; Jn. 15:9;
Jn. 13:1; Jn. 19:26, 27; Mt. 10:6; Lk.5:12, 13; )
EMOTIONS: Jesus wept. (Jn. 11:36; Lk. 19:41; Mk. 10:15, 16; Lk. 7:13)
FORGIVENESS/MERCY: Courage my child your sins are forgiven.
John Cleary f.s.c