“I even consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him…” ~Philippians 3:8-9a
This is the Scripture that kept coming to my mind as I was preparing to write about “In each of us, Christ”.
As Catechists and disciples of Jesus we are called to discover, explore, be drawn to and say yes to knowing and loving Christ. My friend Mark shared with me about how when we find Christ and encounter Him we end up spending the rest of our lives seeking those grace filled encounters with Christ that we have had. It is so true that once we have found Christ and encountered Him we want nothing more than to continue to encounter Christ and be found in Him. What is this encounter? It is His life of grace, His peace, His merciful heart, His strength, and His abundant blessings. Being found in Christ is not merely something that is completely sweet and without its share of struggles. As faith filled Catechists, Christ is calling us in our joy, in our pain, in our sinfulness, and in our talents to live in Him. Everything else is counted as rubbish compared to this “supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord”.
Therefore, as we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints at the beginning of this month, may we strive as they did to be found in Him. Then in each of us, our students will see, Christ.