Day 27 (Friday, April 5, 2019)
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s
At the end of John
Thomas’s response expressed a frustration we can all feel: “Lord, we do not know where you’re going…” Jesus’ reply is breath-taking, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He didn’t say, ‘I’ll show you the way’ but rather, ‘I am the way’; he didn’t say, ‘I’ll tell you the truth’ but, ‘I am the truth’; he didn’t say, ‘I’ll give you eternal life’ but, ‘I am the life’.
At the heart of the universe is not a theory of unification, but a person. The only way we can make sense of our human existence is by recognizing the one who is the Truth – the Word of God incarnate.
This is not
Almighty God, we confess that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, so that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, Lent 2 – adapted)
Daily Reading Plan
Read John 14:1-14