*the painting is “Christ and His Disciples” by Georges Rouault, 1937
Here’s a 90 second video clip of Father G talking about Jesus as compañero.
In it, he explains, “It’s part of our culture as Jesuits to see Jesus as companion, that we’re walking together.”
And this part is so beautiful…
He enters the place where I’m most terrified and He says, “I will be fearless for you.” And He never co-signs on our fear. He never says, “You have every reason to be frightened.” He says, “I’ll be fearless for you. Let’s go.”
That’s why I stay doing what I’m doing. Because I’m walking with Jesus… and I see Him as “mi compañero.”