by Sr. Dorothy Rolf, ND
(John 14: 1-12)
The Gospel Readings from the Second Sunday of Easter to Ascension Thursday are all taken from the Gospel of John. In the Gospel of John Jesus tells his Disciples and us how to follow Him as the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Today Jesus says: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” What enters your mind as you hear those words? So comforting yet so difficult! Jesus goes on to say “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” Believing that, we can understand how not to let our hearts be troubled. Jesus, “the Way” shows us how to love and trust God, the Compassionate One, as he did in the worst of situations.
Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus speaks as “the Truth” about his oneness with the Father. He says: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”
And, “I am the Life.” Jesus is the One who gives us life. We know and have experienced that this happens in our times of prayer, celebrating Liturgy, receiving the sacraments especially Holy Communion, being of service to others in our ministries, and trusting that Jesus has promised to send us the Holy Spirit.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.” This week, take time for silent reflection on how Jesus our Way, Our Truth and Our Life makes this a reality for you.