Father Steven Reilly, LC
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, "I am the
way and the truth and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me."
Father, how empty is the life that doesn’t know
the joy of Jesus your Son. I have come to
this prayer today to know you and your Son
better, to love you more and to imitate your perfections.
Thank you for this time of prayer.
Lord Jesus, grant me a greater intensity in my relationship
with you, the Way, the Truth and the Life!
Follow Me, I Am the Way: Remember the olden
days, when you would stop in a gas station and
ask directions? “Follow me” was the easiest way to give
directions. Something like that is happening in the Gospel
today. To Thomas’ question, “How can we know the
way?” Jesus gives himself as the answer. We know the
way with infallible precision. A personal and passionate relationship
with Christ is the sure way through this confusing
world. Let us keep our relationship with Jesus always on
our spiritual GPS. Whenever we have a doubt, we
should ask ourselves, “How would Jesus act in this
situation? What is the path he would follow?”
2. Believe in
Me, I Am the Truth: Jesus gives his followers a
truth so rock solid, that nothing can shake them.
Just as he is the Way, he is also the
Truth. “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor
is there any other name under heaven given to the
human race by which we are to be saved”
(Acts 4:12). With the Truth of Jesus, we have
the answer to basically any question we need to ask.
What a comfort it is to have Jesus as
the Truth in this world of jaded souls and in
this climate of relativism.
3. Come to Me, I Am
the Life: “He’s the life of the party” is a
compliment of high regard in certain circles. He’s the
spark plug, the guarantee for an entertaining evening. If
he’s not there, a deflated feeling hangs in the air
and everybody wonders if there isn’t a better way
to be spending their time. A life lived with
Jesus is never dull. He is the “Life” of more
than just a party. The Christian with an intense
relationship with Christ is completely fulfilled — he is
never bored, nor is he boring.
Conversation with Christ: Lord,
you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. I
thank you for giving me the great grace of
my Catholic faith. Help me to share with others
the immense joy of this personal relationship you have given
Resolution: I will speak to someone today about
having a personal relationship with Christ.