Recently, I was thinking about the many persons I know who have still not experienced Jesus in their personal life. There could be many reasons why these persons have still not experienced Jesus in their lives. Maybe their upbringing in their families was not helping them to know Jesus in their lives. Maybe their friends did not live the Gospel and sought different adventures which life offers when being away from Christ.
Whatever the reason, these persons still deserve to know Jesus and to have a personal relationship with Him. But what can I do about it? How can these persons know Jesus in a personal way?
The answer is simple… I am to be Jesus to them… that is to be Jesus to others.
Every baptized Christian is to be Jesus to others. This is possible by receiving the Eucharist and / or listening to the Word of God. Obviously, this entails that we live the Gospel to the fullest, to depart from sin, and to follow Jesus.
‘Being Jesus to others’ will bring hope to the people, will bring comfort to the people, will help the other person to start to experience Jesus in their lives. I am going to be Jesus to the people I meet during the day… will you be Jesus to others??