"[Jesus] is not a professor, a teacher, a mystic who is far from the people and speaks from the professor’s chair. No! He is in the midst of the people, He lets them touch Him, He lets them ask of Him. That’s Jesus: close to the people. And this nearness is not something new for Him. He emphasizes it in His way of acting, but it is something that comes out of God’s first choice of His people. God says to His people, ‘Consider: What people has a God as close as I am to you? (cf, Deuteronomy 4:7)’ God’s closeness to His people is the closeness of Jesus amid the crowds.” ~Pope Francis, 9/9/14 Homily
Dear Lord, thank You for always being so close to us. Amen.