Friday, April 22, 2016

Reflection: John 14:1-6

Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter – John 14:1-6

Today Jesus tells his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Take a moment and check the condition of your heart. Is your heart troubled in any way? If so, about what are you concerned or worried? Have you taken your concern to Jesus? What are you holding in your mind and heart?

Jesus tells us to have faith in God and also to have faith in Him. Do we truly have faith in God, Jesus, and the Spirit? If so, how deep and real is our faith? Do we truly believe that Jesus is with us every moment of our day? Is our faith a “daily” faith? Or do we have a “Sunday” faith? Do we have a personal relationship with Jesus or do we turn to Jesus only when we are struggling and have a need?

Jesus longs for us to come to Him, to turn to Him. He longs to have a deeply personal relationship with us. Jesus loves us and desires to be in communion with us. Perhaps we need to ask ourselves: how great is my desire to be in communion with Jesus? Jesus longs to strengthen us and grace us but we have to have open minds and receptive hearts to Him and His presence.

Today may we take any troubles, concerns or fears that we have to Jesus. Jesus will walk with us, strengthen us, heal us and gladden our hearts. Jesus truly is our “Way, Truth and Life.” The question for us is: will we choose to walk daily with Him? He is waiting for us!

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