Learn by Topic: St. John

St. John pointing to Christ - Murillo (1655)

St. John pointing to Christ – Murillo (1655)

Today’s reading for the Mass is the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel (John 1:18). And what a reading it is!

The Prologue is perhaps, word for word, one of the most powerful, breathtaking, poetic and theologically-packed passages in the Bible.  Of course, it is focused, as it must be, on our Lord Jesus Christ.

It’s not possible to offer a full exegesis on the Prologue in a short post (or a long post, for that matter!); instead, John’s use of “The Word” will be briefly reviewed.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1).

There is a lot here, but here are some essentials that amplify the complete awesomeness of Jesus: (more…)