A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Long distance sprinter

He was younger than his buddies and he was also faster.

Everyone still talks about That Day when he ran against the number one guy and beat him.

Not only was he fast on his feet, he also had intuition like lightning.

When his older colleagues would still be gathering information, he would have already grasped the situation and understood its implications.

As a matter of fact, on that same famous Day when he proved his fleetness of foot, he also demonstrated his rapidity of perception.

They both ran,
but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there,
but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths
but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
(John 20:4-8)

John, the beloved disciple, would prove to be more than just a sprinter: he would live longer than any of the other Apostles.

He would see a generation whose grandparents had not yet been born when these things had happened and he would tell them of Jesus:

What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands…
(1 John 1:1)

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist.

(from a previous post)