JESUS THE ONLY WAY
(Scripture Reflection John 14:1-6)" Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"
A young man stood precariously at the edge of a well and threatened to jump if he were not allowed to meet his idol (a popular Bollywood star). He relented only after the star promised to meet him.
This is the state of our world. We make idols of film stars, sports stars and political personalities and tend to follow them blindly. We have lost our way. We cannot distinguish between truth and falsehood. The forces of this world have camouflaged lies in the garb of truth. And those who follow this ‘truth’ head towards their doom.
The Gospel today reminds us that there is only one way which leads to the truth and to life. And that way is Jesus (Focus). All those who follow Jesus have no worry about where they are heading. He is the true path that leads to life... a joyful and fulfilling life on this earth itself and eternal life with the Father in the next.
Whatever our situation in life, whatever hardships and sufferings we endure, Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled” (John 14:1).
If we follow Jesus, we will receive necessary graces, help and strength to meet every challenge. Our joy will not be fleeting, as in the case of that young man, but will be lasting, because we have followed Jesus faithfully.
Fruit: Let me set my priorities right. Let me follow only Jesus.