Reflection on John 14:27-31A ~
I am not a pessimist, however there is no doubt we live in an unsettled world. We are constantly being disrupted by the destructive power of the ruler of the world (Satan) with wars, genocide, terrorism, and especially by our own confusion within. To conquer this, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father as Trinity unconditionally soften troubled hearts, filling us with peace, love, healing grace, compassion, and mercy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
John 14 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
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. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me; 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 14:27-31A.