“Whoever knows my aims and takes them into his will…” (John 14)
From Easter morning onwards the disciples walk for 40 days with the Risen One. But they are as if in a dream, not fully conscious, often not even realizing who He is.
Then the flame of the Holy Spirit comes over them after 50 days and enlightenment comes to them. They understand the true nature of Him, who walked with them. They start to remember all that they experienced before and after the Deed of Life and Death on Golgotha. This knowledge kindles in their souls and from then on they go out into the world, able to speak His words and do His deeds.
They have taken His aims into their will.
Christ is in us. He walks with us every day of our lives. And yet, we are hardly aware of his presence. Unrecognized He is at our side, as he was with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Unrecognized He speaks to us, as He spoke to them.
The gift of the Holy Spirit, our growing consciousness and knowledge will help us understand His aims and kindle our own soul forces. Then also we can go out into the world, speaking His words, fulfilling His deeds. Everything we do will be permeated by His light.
Thus He speaks to us:
“Whoever knows my aims and takes them into His will, he it is who truly loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” (John 14)
This contemplation by Rev. Contreras was inspired by the living Christ.