Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Reflection for April 22, Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter; John 14:1-6

Gospel: John 14:1-6
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, 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.”
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Reflection:
There were two old individuals who were near death one was a believer the other was not. The non believer was deeply troubled on what will happen to his soul when he dies. The believer was very calm and was even looking forward already to see God.

In the gospel Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places (John 14:1-2).”

There are those who dread the mere mention of death as if it’s a plague that needs to be avoided. But no matter how hard we avoid death we cannot escape it because it’s a certain fact of life. It’s a passage to the next life.

If our faith is in Jesus we need not be troubled by death anymore because we have our own dwelling place specially reserved for us in heaven. – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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