Reflection on John 14:1-6 ~
Horizons are a fascinating faith concept. Depending on the environmental conditions, it can seem that as we approach a horizon, it approaches us or sometimes a horizon moves away and we move with it. The horizon is seemingly just slightly out of our touch but obviously in our view. As a metaphor, isn’t heaven there but we are not quite yet fully aware of the view of the dwelling place Christ tells us the Father has for us? Mystically, if Christ is where we are; are we not already touching heaven as we move with him?
John 14 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus the Way to the Father
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 14:1-6.