Today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, the Gospel of St. John makes clear to us who Jesus is. The Lord says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. These words are so central to our faith, they remind us why time and again we come to Holy Mass. The reason that we come, face to face when we can, and online at present, is because Jesus is the only Way to know and love God our Father, that Jesus is the only Truth that can bring us to salvation and that Life united to Jesus is a life that lasts for ever. It is eternal life itself.
The joy of Easter, which stretches for the fifty days of this Holy Season, is centred on us being able to meet Jesus, our Way, our Truth and our Life. Whenever we turn to Him in prayer we are walking in His way. Whenever we are before Him present in the Blessed Sacrament, in person or online, He is there as our Way, Truth and Life. Whenever we gather to celebrate His great offering of Himself in the Mass, we represent the truth He revealed to us, that we are most human, most alive, when we are united with Him in His great sacrificial offering of Himself to the Father.
Let us stop today, or during the week ahead, to remember and give thanks, that Jesus is our Way, our Truth and our Life. That in all circumstances and whatever difficulties or challenges we face, including this pandemic, He is truly here with us, wherever we are. Thanks be to Jesus, Alleluia.
Mass today at St. Teilo’s is at 10.00am – https://stteilos-olol.co.uk/
This week’s Parish Newsletter can be found here,