Jesus is God. This is an absolutely unquestionable confession of faith. To speak these words can take for granted the knowledge of who God is before knowing anything about Jesus. Nevertheless, this is not what the Scriptures teach. According to the Gospels, it is clear that we don’t know God completely, nor do we know who he really is. That is why Jesus of Nazareth had to appear in history. Therefore, we must affirm that we wouldn’t know what is behind God’s Word unless, precisely, God had become incarnate: “No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us” (John 1:18).
Arzobispo Primado de México
Contenido: Introduccion: El ministerio cristiano," de Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Timoteo Matovina, y Nina M. Torres-Vidal; *El bautismo: Nuestrallamada al ministerio, - de Arturo Banuelas; *Maria Magdalena: Apostol alos apostoles, - de LeticiaGuardiola-Saenz; *Sembrador a voleo, - de Justo L. Gonzalez; *El silencio del cuerpo: La historia de Tamar, - de Cristina Garcia-Alfonso; *El otro lado de la hospitalidad, - de Sandra Mangual; *Ministerios y comunidades cristianas, - de Timoteo Matovina; *Ministerio y cultura, - de Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu y Jean-Pal Andrieu; *La palabra: Comunicacion Como comunion, - de Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz; *La creacion: Fuente de vida para el ministerio, - de Eduardo C. Fernandez, SJ; *Ministerio sin fronteras, - de Ana Maria Pineda, R.S.M.; y *Amor, muerte, y esperanza: Una meditacion, - de Elizabeth Conde-Frazier.
Camino a Emaus presents a theology of ministry based on the experience of Hispanic communities in the United States. Each essay relates a biblical passage with a specific ministerial theme such as the baptismal cal to ministry, the power of God's word in our witness and service, communication as a central component of ministry, and the transforming power of the Resurrection in our life and communities. Several essays focus on biblical women who, just like Hispanic women today, offer valuale lessons for our ministry. This inspiring text, highlighting the faith and wisdom of U.S. Hispanic communities, is a unique resource for personalmeditation, biblical and theological studies, and pastoral work."