Today’s liturgy draws us into the mystery of the incarnate Savior, Son of God and Son of man. In the Last Supper discourse from John’s Gospel (John 14:1-6), Jesus states, …In my Father’s house, there are many dwelling places (verse 2). He tells his disciples: …I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will also know the Father (verses 6-7a).
We live in union with the Trinity through the creative power of our baptism. Through the sacrament, we experience the graces of God’s way, the knowledge and understanding of his truth, and the hope of eternal life, the place prepared for us in the kingdom of heaven. The way of our life journey is unique and personal, always accompanied by the abiding presence of God. The way happens in the NOW of each day: in moments of silence or noise; beauty or stress; friendship or loneliness; joy or sorrow; directive signpost or obstructive roadblock; moments of intimacy with God or forgetfulness of his presence and tender mercy. Every moment of the journey prepares for eternal life, the destination, the passage from this valley of human frailty, sin, suffering, and death, to resurrection and a life of joyous union with the Trinity.
Truth guides the choice to follow the way to eternal life. It is in embracing the truth of God’s unfailing love for us, and surrendering to his will that he reveals himself in us. As we live the current reality of social distancing needed to curb the corona-virus pandemic, sacramental access to the bread of life is limited. It is a time of sacrifice, obedience, and trust in God. It is a time to unite with him spiritually and strengthen awareness of his divine presence living within each of us… a time to know and find him in ourselves and each other.
Let Us Pray:
Creator God, Blessed Trinity, I come asking you to abide in me as I journey toward the light of your Son’s resurrection to the dwelling place you have prepared for me. Lead me each day to the place within where you speak in the silence. Reveal your love and truth that guides the way to union with you, in the now and for all eternity. Amen.
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