Daily Reflection
of Creighton University's Online Ministries
May 20th, 2011
Janine ter Kuile

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Friday in the Fourth Week of Easter
[283] Acts 13:26-33
Psalm 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab
John 14:1-6

John’s gospel prompts us to speak with Jesus while living a life of transition; from loss of a loved one, divorce, job change, addiction recovery, dementia, to any current state of life into a new way of coping and living. 

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled”.
You know me well Lord. My heart is troubled.  What does this mean?

“You have faith in God; have faith also in me. “
When I walk with you Lord, I am unafraid.  But you say you are going away.  How will I ever cope?”

“In my Father and Mother’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?”
I believe you Lord.  But I am weak and I am afraid.  Take me with you, or take away the pain, please.

“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.”
I trust you, but why must I suffer until I am with you again?  What does it mean… this continual longing to be fulfilled, this desire to be with you completely? Please… don’t leave me.

“Where I am going you know the way.”
You know I love you Lord, I will follow you. But if I get lost, who will show me the way? I don’t think I can do this.  I will be all alone.  Who will take care of me? I can’t do this.

 “I am the way and the truth and the life.   No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus, only you know the truth.  I am but a human being that only knows doubts and fears.  Teach me to open my mind, to trust that you love me unconditionally, that every day I awake, breathing heaven on earth, you are waiting just for me.   Thank you for making me a beautiful, one-of-a-kind image of your Father and Mother.  Send the Holy Spirit in others who love me too, who serve to remind me that you are holding a place for me in your embrace, where we shall all be one, in love with you, and with each other. 

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