This week's reflection focuses Advent and what Christians mean when they talk about "hope".
Reflection of the week
By Linda Sutton
Posted in Faith
Thomas and Philip had been with Jesus for quite a while, but in spite of all they had seen and heard, they still didn’t ‘get it’. I imagine the patience of Jesus; his understanding gaze, as he gently prepares them for his departure. “Let not your heart not be troubled” – the words that have so often comforted mourners.
Sometimes I still don’t quite ‘get it’. Even though I, too, have been with Him for many years, I still struggle to fully understand everything there is to know about Jesus. His words to those disciples provide the answer I need – Jesus is the open door to the Father.
“‘If you know me, you will know my Father’, Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’” – John 14:6-7
Lord of life, I give thanks that, because I know you, I can know the Father, and have the confidence to live with an untroubled heart and mind. Amen.
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