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What do we reveal?

-personality with
accompanying human
qualities and traits
-talents and strength
-Dreams and visions

What can help us know others and


ourselves?
Words
Signs and Symbols
Feelings
Attitudes and Values

How do we reveal ourselves?


Actions

Words

Helping
Visiting
Sharing
Gift giving

Explaining
Calling
Writing
drawing

How does God reveal?


EVENTS

PERSONS

CHRUCH
CREATION
HISTORY- GEN./ PERSONAL
PROPHETS

LITURGY/
WORSHIP

GOD
REVEALS

JESUS
CHRIST

WORD/BIBLE

Principal Avenues of Gods Revelation

A. God reveals Himself in


Creation
The heavens declare the glory of
God, and the firmament proclaims
His handiwork. Psalm 19:2
-beauty, abundance, goodness and
majesty reveals the kind of Creator
who supports our life on earth.
- He shares his creativity with us by
allowing us to have dominion on
other creatures he made.

These are natural signs of


God revealing Himself. But
these natural signs are
disfigured by pollution,
exploitation, injustice,
oppression and suffering.

The Eucharistic Prayer IV expresses this


recognition of Gods self Revelation:
Father in heaven, you are the one God, living
and true....
Source of life and goodness,
You have created all things
To fill Your creatures with every blessing
And lead all men to the joyful vision of Your
light....
Father, we acknowledge Your greatness;
All Your actions show Your wisdom and love,
You formed man in your own likeness and set
him over the whole world to serve You, his
Creator, and to rule over all creatures.

B. Word/Bible
The Bible records Gods
entering into a special covenant
relationship with His chosen
people, the race of Abraham, the
people of Israel.
Ex 29:45

I will dwell in the midst of the


Israelites and will be their God.

Eucharistic prayer IV
Even when man disobeyed you and
lost your friendship , You did not
abandon him to the power of death, But
helped all men and find you.
Again and again you offered a
covenant to man, and through the
prophets taught him to hope for
salvation.

C. Persons
1.The Church by her life and works
proclaim the Good News of Jesus.
Through chosen men and women,
kings, judges, prophets, and
priests, wise men preached the plan
of God for his people and in modern
times we have saints and martyrs of
the Church.

2. Jesus Christ who himself is


the ultimate revelation of the
invisible God.
D. Liturgy and Worship of the
Church
God continues to be present in the
world today through the Church in its
witness of loving service and through
the celebration of its Christ- given
Sacraments.

Exposition:
God communicates to us
through the Scriptures,
Church, Persons especially the
Person of Christ and in our
liturgies where we meet the
Risen Christ.

CCC#52
Clearly indicates the purpose
of God for revealing Himself.
He wants us to share in his
divine life and bring us to our
awareness that we are
created for him to know, to
serve and to love him.

God reveals to us Himself :


his good nature , his
desires, (loving plan), how
this plan is fulfilled in
Jesus Christ and his final
goal of being in fellowship
with all of us.

John 4:1-30 - Jesus and the Samaritan Woman


Background:
SAMARIA (Sychar)- SAMARITANS
out casts of the Jewish society
because they were mixed blood
Palestine was a divided society longing for the
coming of the Messiah to free them from the
Roman Imperialism.
The encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan is an
encounter of God revealing himself to man.

Signs of Gods Revelation


Natural Sign-Language of Human Experience
Ex. Spring of Living Water
Biblical Signs- Language of Words and Events
Recollection of the patriarchal period where
Jacob brought his cattle to water them . The land was
given to Joseph.
Ecclesial Sign Language of Formulation
You are a prophet
Messiah
Liturgical Sign- Language of Symbolic Words
and Gestures
-Conversion- intimate relationship with God

How does God reveal?


EVENTS

PERSONS

GOD
REVEALS

LITURGY/
WORSHIP

WORD/BIBLE

Principal Avenues of Gods Revelation