Reflection on John 18:33b-37 ~
What does Jesus mean by belonging to the truth? What would you perceive if you were to eliminate all distractions in your life, allowing yourself to enter a deep prayerful communion with God? If you have done so, it is a joyful, happy time. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit fill you with love. The transcendent within transforms you. If you believe love is the truth, receiving this glorious gift means you are a bridge between love and the world. Let Christ’s voice full of peace, comfort, and love flow from you to others.
3 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37 Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite the world’s distractions.