Friday 30 April 2021

 Today is Friday the 30 April, in the Fourth Week of Easter.  


The Kyiv Chamber Choir sing In Thy Kingdom.  


Today’s reading is from the Gospel of John.  


John 14:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.   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?    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.  And you know the way to the place where I am going."  Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


What words stood out for you as you heard this passage? Do not let your hearts be troubled? Believe in God? I will take you to myself?  What stood out most for you?  


Just say the words that spoke to you most clearly. Repeat them to yourself gently and slowly, allowing them to sink deeper into your being, allowing the word of Christ, addressed to you personally, to touch the place within you that needs to receive these words. Repeat them gently and slowly…


And now, from this place deep within you, say whatever emerges from your mind or heart. Speak with Christ and allow Him to respond if He wishes.


Listen to the passage again and hold onto the words that speak most clearly to you. These are the words that Christ speaks to you today.      


And as you move into whatever remains of the day ahead, hold onto the words of Christ addressed to you today, and repeat them to yourself whenever you need to hear them.


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.