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Lifted Up

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"When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM ... ." — Jn 8:28

Parallels abound between today's readings. Moses was an intercessor for his people; Jesus intercedes for us before the Father. People grumbled against both of them. People plotted against both of them. In both readings, a sign of punishment and death — once lifted up — becomes a sign of forgiveness and life. And finally, these signs in both instances require looking.

Why is it so important to look? The Gospel of John tells us there's a connection between "seeing" and "believing" (see 6:40; 19:35; 19:37; 20:8).

In her Diary, St. Faustina records our Lord repeatedly encouraging her to contemplate His Passion. He also commanded her to make a painting, known as the Divine Mercy Image, to be venerated first at her convent's chapel and then throughout the world (see Diary, 47-48). He told St. Faustina, "My gaze from this image is like My gaze from the cross" (Diary, 326).

On different occasions, St. Faustina saw Jesus as He appears in the Image or the rays of mercy when she looked at Jesus under the appearance of bread during Holy Mass at the Elevation and during Eucharistic Adoration (see Diary, 370, 420, 441, 657). Look upon Him with trust, as He is lifted up for you.

Prayer: Merciful Lord, thank You for coming to me in the Sacred Host.

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