Gospel Reading May 18th ~ John 14 1-12

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Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way.”
Thomas said to him,
“Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, AI am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him,
“Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time
and you still do not know me, Philip?
Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.
How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father


FOR REFLECTION
Did you notice those important words again in this reading? “Amen, amen, I say to you..”
When we hear those words, Jesus is trying to get our attention. He is saying “Pay attention to this now!”  He is telling the Apostle and us, that whoever believes in Him will do the works that Jesus did and even greater ones. Think about that. Jesus is telling each of us that  we who believe in the Risen Christ, can pray for others that they may be healed and Spread the Good News.
Are you doing this? Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit to help us with these works.

Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and help you every day to accomplish such works. You will be amazed at what will be accomplished in the Name of Jesus.

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