Friday 25 December 2020

Nativity of the Lord

Word for today
The Gospel of John 1:1-18


The Word, in Greek, Lògos, literally means Word-Meaning.
The word Lògos corresponds to the Hebrew Davàr. In the Semitic world the Word is loaded with vital strength; it is dynamic, it is movement. The Word is capable of giving life. The word and reality coincide in the divine Word, in the divine LògosDavàr is the truth. The wordLògos originates from the root leg- that means “gather, collect, give an order, manifest, unite.” 
Lògos means to gather with the purpose of uniting: this is the first and most important objective of speaking and of communicating.
Learning how to have an interior dialogue, learning how to speak to ourselves in a more orderly and harmonious way is the basis for any inner existential change and a higher more beneficial inner unity.
How carefully and lovingly John the Evangelist, who saw Jesus bleeding profusely on the cross and then saw him again completely transformed after the resurrection, chose the term Lògos to tell us about Jesus.  Lògos is the word that John uses to announce Jesus the Messiah, the universal Savior, the Alpha and the Omega, the one and the all, the Lògos of the Father, the Lògos who is God and is in the womb of God, with God, the Lord of all life through whom everything exists. But why Lògos? Because the root of this word expresses, in a wonderful and imperishable way throughout the centuries, the real task and true mission of Jesus: to gather and unite together. Jesus came to conquer separations, divisions and conflicts. He came to enlighten us, to show us the correct procedures, he did all this with the sole purpose to unite, reunite, reconcile, to bring us into union with God.
John the Evangelist, after his experience at  Jesus' side, has given the world a new way to learn, invoke and sing to Jesus: the Lògos, the divine dialogue, the creative Word that unites the heart of God that calls us to unite ourselves with him.