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Gospel: John 14:1-6
“Do not be troubled! Trust in God and trust in me! In my Father’s house there are many rooms; otherwise, I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. After I have gone and prepared a place for you, I shall come again and take you to me, so that where I am, you also may be. Yet you know the way where I am going.”Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.

Reflections

“I am the way, the truth and the life.”Many people do not have direction. They do not know where they are going. They do not know what to do with their lives, their money and their time. This causes fears and frustrations.Jesus assures his disciples as he bids farewell to them that they will be able to follow him in heaven. They will go into his direction. They should not worry what to do and where to go. Their ultimate destiny is heaven. That is why, he is going back to heaven to prepare a place for them. They should not lose this direction.Jesus reminds us that we too are journeying towards the Father. He teaches us that we can only reach the Father through him, being the way, the truth and the life.The prologue of John’s gospel reminds us that Jesus as the Word of God is constantly journeying towards the Father. It is well ex- pressed in the original Greek (esan pros ton theon). Translations imply Jesus, the Word, is only with the Father, very static, not so dynamic.We who develop faith in Jesus, share in his mission and join him in his journey to Mt. Calvary, will certainly reach the Father.
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