CCC 474 By its union to the divine wisdom in the person of the Word incarnate, Christ enjoyed in his human knowledge the fullness of understanding of the eternal plans he had come to reveal.1 What he admitted to not knowing in this area, he elsewhere declared himself not sent to reveal.2
CCC 557 “When the days drew near for him to be taken up [Jesus] set his face to go to Jerusalem.”3 By this decision he indicated that he was going up to Jerusalem prepared to die there. Three times he had announced his Passion and Resurrection; now, heading toward Jerusalem, Jesus says: “It cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.”4
CCC 1825 Christ died out of love for us, while we were still “enemies.”5 The Lord asks us to love as he does, even our enemies, to make ourselves the neighbor of those farthest away, and to love children and the poor as Christ himself.6
The Apostle Paul has given an incomparable depiction of charity: “charity is patient and kind, charity is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Charity does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Charity bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”7
1 Cf. Mk 8:31; 9:31; 10:33-34; 14:18-20, 26-30.
2 Cf. Mk 13:32, Acts 1:7.
3 Lk 9:51; cf. Jn 13:1.
4 Lk 13:33; cf. Mk 8:31-33; 9:31-32; 10:32-34.
5 Rom 5:10.
6 Cf. Mt 5:44; Lk 10:27-37; Mk 9:37; Mt 25:40, 45.
7 1 Cor 13:4-7.