“ And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen up among us: and, God hath visited his people.”
Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
Reflection: (Readings : 4 Kings 4, 25-38, Luke 7, 11-16)
A sign of complete faith in God.
The scripture from today’s readings show the fulfillment in the hands of the people going up to God
and the people saying:
” God has visited His People,”
as the name of Christ is Jesus who’s name means God saves,
this name given in promise to Joseph by the Angel which appeared to him to take Mary as his wife.
“ Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
For we are made of clay trapped in stone when sin hardens our heart
like when clay runs dry.
Yet when Christ touches our soul and body with His,
as our body is like the bier (Luke ch. 7 v14) which the dead son was being carried on like our body in sin,
He places His Body and Life on the Cross to fill us with
the Divine life like living water for the clay to be formed new.
We become like the child in which Eliseus laid himself upon, like Christ laid on the Cross,
rising up with new life once more to restore us to
Our Mother, the Church and mystical body of Christ.
“ And he went up, and lay upon the child: and he put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he bowed himself upon him, and the child’s flesh grew warm.”
[4 Kings (2 Kings) 4:34]
Pax et bonum,
All for the glory of God, to remain under the shelter of His grace – umbra Dei