John 14:1-6 Reflection:
During this run up to Pentecost, we are still celebrating the resurrection and to this end today’s reading is about the promise of what is to come.
Jesus tells the apostles not to worry and to trust in him. He tells them that there are many rooms in his Father’s house and that they know the place where he is going. Confused, the apostles say that they don’t know the way to where he is going and Jesus replies that he is the Way.
We are back to one of the essentials of our Catholic faith; our faith is a faith and a belief in a person. That person is Jesus, God and man, the word incarnate.
The whole summary of the Christian life is coming to believe that Jesus is God. The more we grow in this belief the nearer we are to understanding the real essence of our faith. We don’t need people to point the way to God for us, we have Jesus who is God.
The truth is no problem for the Christian; for Jesus is the Truth. It is the same for justice, mercy, kindness and any other attribute that we want to bring before God: they are all summed up in Jesus.
So when Jesus says that we can trust in him, we can take it to be true. When he says that he has gone to prepare a place for us we can be sure that in heaven there is a wee seat sitting unoccupied with our name on it.
What other faith gives a person so much hope as ours?