John 14:23-29 Reflection – Here and Now Among Us

John 14:23-29 Reflection ~

In one short passage, Jesus confirms that the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as One, are not some distant future away but in the here and now among us. If we allow the reality of this offer to manifest and surface, we will be in peace, our hearts will have burning desire to receive truths, and we will know love that the world cannot understand.  The joyous gift of transcendence releases us from all limits if we believe we are beloved children of God.

Jesus Sits by the Seashore and Preaches James Tissot Brooklyn Museum

Jesus Sits by the Seashore and Preaches, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum



Additional Eastertide Reflections

John 14  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.

25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.