Sunday, June 03, 2012

Saints and Scripture Great Commission II

I had a Saints and Scripture post about the Great Commission before, but I wanted to zero in on a part of it that I had never thought about before.
I was driving along one day listening to Saint Paul Radio and I heard someone talk about Immanuel as a name for Jesus. He made the point that Immanuel means "God is with us" and this Name is right after the Great Commission.
"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." Mathew 28:20 (Douay-Rheims)
"I am" is a Hebrew Name for God and so in that italicized fragment He reiterated the Name Immanuel. Jesus, true God and true Man, was very certainly with St Peter and the other 10 faithful apostles, but He is also still with us until the end.
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kkollwitz said...

"I am with you." I understand this to mean He'd be with us not just spiritually, but physically as well. Hence the sacraments.

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

Especially in the Eucharist