John 18:33b-37 Reflection – Belonging to the Truth

Reflection on John 18:33b-37 ~

What is belonging to the truth? If you were to eliminate all distractions in your life, allowing yourself to enter a deep prayerful communion with God what would you perceive?  Isn’t it a glorious, joyful, happy time? The Father, Son and Holy Spirit fills you with love, the transcendent within transforms you.  If you believe love is the truth, then receipt of this glorious gift means you the bridge between love and the world, let it flow.  

Jesus Before Pilate First Interview James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumJesus Before Pilate First Interview, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum


Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

John 18  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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.”

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 18:33b-37.