4th Friday of Easter

Daily Reflection

4th Friday of Easter

Way, truth, life

From today’s Scripture: “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.’”Jn 14:5-6

The Apostle Thomas is very transparent and somewhat blunt. We know about how he doubted the resurrection. Today, I can picture the other Apostles standing around confused, but nodding their head as if they understand, afraid to question Jesus. Thomas, however, doesn’t understand and is very open about asking for clarity from Jesus. Jesus then lays it out for him—Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

Today’s Gospel seems especially appropriate for Friday the 13th. Jesus offers us comfort and clarity by telling the Apostles that He is going to prepare a place for us and that he will come back and take us to the Father.

Let us pray: Lord, help me to listen to your promises, to receive your assurances, to let you remove troubles from my heart. Help me to remember that you are with me.



Today’s author is Mike Schneider, Treasurer and Chief Administrator for Glenmary Home Missioners. This week’s reflections are also in Spanish, available by email.


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