The Gospel According to John 14: 6-14
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
Reflection: The point that Jesus continues to pursue with the Disciples is so important that it is being talked about over and over again during the past two weeks. Who am I, where did I come from, who sent me and why did He send me? Ask yourself these same questions. How can anyone of them deny what they have just witnessed. If they are not convinced, how can they convince anyone else? In response to the commonsense comment of doubting Thomas, Jesus gives us the definitive answer to each one of these questions when He tells them and us that He is the way, the truth, and the life. And Jesus doesn’t just give them the answer, He is the answer!
“I am the way” translates to, what should we do? Follow Jesus, do what He has done.
“I am the truth”, means He is the eternal Word, the very Wisdom of God.
“I am the life”, means that through Jesus we can hope for the Fullness of Life that we all long for in the very depths of our soul.
He is truly the light, that scatters every type of darkness, and He is truly the living waters that quenches every thirst.
We only need to trust and believe.
Action of the Day: Christ’s miracles, moral stature, words and resurrection are strong arguments for our faith. We must strive to believe! We must decide that even greater works can be achieved through us. Help us to understand that we don’t need full clarity to walk into the unique purpose of life with you. We ask you to give us courage and patience as we travel on this journey.