Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 11, A.D. 2001

Acts 13:26-33
Psalm 2:6-11
John 14:1-6

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)

These are bold words from Jesus in today's Gospel. On the one hand, they comfort and console as we recognise that through the example of Jesus and through a closer union with Him, we can come to know our Father in Heaven. On the other hand, these words are also a test of our Faith. Jesus in no uncertain terms tells us that He is THE only way to get to the Father, He is THE truth and THE life. It's worth asking ourselves how deeply we believe Jesus - is there a way to the Father and to eternal truth without meeting Jesus?

When we consider the simple day-to-day living out of our Faith, such as a kind word spoken to someone in need, a small act of charity, a consoling word for a grieving neighbour, we follow the example of Jesus and so can believe that we are indeed on the right path. Every time we mirror the example of Jesus, we are closer to the kingdom of Heaven and to our Father. Only in times when we sin, when we veer off the right path, do we follow a path of destruction and misery, far from the love of the Holy Trinity.

So, let us remember today, that it is only through and with Jesus, we will get to our Father's kingdom. With that in mind, let us consecrate ourselves today to our Blessed Mother in Heaven so that she may bring us to a closer union with her Son and therefore bring us closer to eternal salvation. Amen.

- Cliodhna Doyle (cliodhna.doyle@oceanfree.net)



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