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."
Introductory Prayer: 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
Petition:Lord Jesus, grant
me a greater intensity in my relationship with you, the
Way, the Truth and the Life!
1. 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
Resolution: I will
speak to someone today about having a personal relationship with