Thought for the Week

 

TAKE JESUS AS YOUR GPS

In the gospel of today, Jesus being aware that the disciples were sad because He is returning to His father comforted them saying:  “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.”  So, He encouraged them to have firm belief in Him because He is the way, the truth, and the life.

THE WAY: Jesus is the true access to our father’s house. To accept His person and His teachings means that one has accepted him as the way. Jesus is our GPS to our father’s house in heaven. As the Global Positioning System (GPS) device knows your exact current location on earth and helps us to locate our intended destinations, so is Jesus Christ our physical and spiritual GPS that knows exactly our current physical and spiritual location. If we trust Him as we have trusted the GPS device He will lead us to the Father’s kingdom in Heaven. Remember, Jesus said: “No one can come to the father except through me” (John 14: 5).

THE TRUTH: Jesus Christ stands as the living expression of God’s fidelity to His promises.

THE LIFE: Through Jesus Christ we share in the life of the blessed trinity because He said: I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

Today, let us remember the words of St Jerome that said that to be ignorant of the scriptures is to be ignorant of Christ. Many people find it easy to read spiritual books than the bible especially nowadays. But none of these books is a substitute for the bible. It has been observed that few people in the recent times read the bible and many do not even have a bible. How can we accept Jesus as the way, the truth and the life without proper knowledge of Him.

Therefore, dear friends in Christ, I urge everyone to devote time to read prayerfully each day and through that way we will come to know Jesus properly. And it will help us to believe and accept Jesus as the way, the truth and the life. Proper knowledge of Jesus will help us to imitate Him, and to follow His steps as our model in life. Sincerely, to live according to the scriptures especially the gospels in faith leads us to that heavenly kingdom prepared for us.

 

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