Friday 30 April 2021

About Today Readings

St Pius V

Day of penance

Acts 13:26-33. You are my Son; this day I have begotten you – Psalm 2:6-11. John 14:1-6.

‘I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life . . .’

‘We do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ Thomas’ question to Jesus seems quite reasonable and logical. Jesus, we learn, is the way. He doesn’t simply lead the way, like some kind of tour guide; he is the way. The guide and the experience are one. To journey with and through a person, the Son of God, and to meet God through that experience, is an overwhelming thought.

Today, like yesterday, I am distracted by easier, glossier ways to live my life. At every turn I consider advice on self-improvement, on achieving good health and longevity, on success. These roads to health, wealth and happiness seem enough for my journey most of the time. But to walk with Jesus through this life journey? The life map suddenly becomes clearer, simpler, and much more interesting.

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