He will be glorified

Tuesday of Holy Week

John 13:21-33,36-38

Who will be glorified?

In the first reading, Isaiah prophesied the one who was conceived even before the creation of the world would be glorified.  And he will unite Israel and bring them back to the Father's fold.  They shall be God's people and God will be their god.

Jesus also prophesied about glorification of the Son of Man.  

Before we talk about who will be glorified, let's reflect on the conditions of being glorified.  I have listed the following:

First, obedience, because the Son is obedient to the Father and pleasing to the Father in any way.  

Second, because he is the Messiah, the one who will unify back Israel.

Third, his offering will be a pure offering of love, "I have exhausted myself for nothing", yet he continues to offer himself to the Father as as a willing sacrifice even though that offering will not be reciprocated adequately, he earned the Father's forgiveness.

Who will be glorified?  Jesus, our Lord, will be glorified. He obeyed the Father in every way.  He is our Messiah, uniting the whole world back to the Father, and he himself is our offering in every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  In every moment of our lives, let us learn from Jesus who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.