There’s something about looking closely, intently, at Jesus and the love He has shown us that grips our heart and demands that we take Him seriously. And that is what Jesus invites each one of us to do today: to look at Him very closely and decide who He is going to be in our lives.

This story, our Scripture passage today, indeed our own experience demonstrate that it is very possible to come to church, to be in the presence of Jesus, to engage in religious activities without really taking Jesus seriously, without really making a connection with Him, without realizing how loving, how incredible, and how great He really is.