Our Gaze Fixed on Christ

John 14: 1-6 Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter I will speak to someone today about having a personal relationship with Christ.
by Fr Steven Reilly, LC | Source: Catholic.net
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John 14: 1-6

Introductory Prayer:
Father, how empty is the life that doesn't know the joy of Jesus your Son. I have come to this prayer today to know you and your Son better, to love you more and to imitate your perfections. Thank you for this time of prayer.

Petition:
Lord Jesus, grant me a greater intensity in my relationship with you, the Way, the Truth and the Life!

1. Follow Me, I Am the Way:
Remember the olden days, when you would stop in a gas station and ask directions? "Follow me" was the easiest way to give directions. Something like that is happening in the Gospel today. To Thomas' question, "How can we know the way?" Jesus gives himself as the answer. We know the way with infallible precision. A personal and passionate relationship with Christ is the sure way through this confusing world. Let us keep our relationship with Jesus always on our spiritual GPS. Whenever we have a doubt, we should ask ourselves, "How would Jesus act in this situation? What is the path he would follow?"

2. Believe in Me, I Am the Truth:
Jesus gives his followers a truth so rock solid, that nothing can shake them. Just as he is the Way, he is also the Truth. "There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved" (Acts 4:12). With the Truth of Jesus, we have the answer to basically any question we need to ask. What a comfort it is to have Jesus as the Truth in this world of jaded souls and in this climate of relativism.

3. Come to Me, I Am the Life:
"He's the life of the party" is a compliment of high regard in certain circles. He's the spark plug, the guarantee for an entertaining evening. If he's not there, a deflated feeling hangs in the air and everybody wonders if there isn't a better way to be spending their time. A life lived with Jesus is never dull. He is the "Life" of more than just a party. The Christian with an intense relationship with Christ is completely fulfilled he is never bored, nor is he boring.

Conversation with Christ:
Lord, you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. I thank you for giving me the great grace of my Catholic faith. Help me to share with others the immense joy of this personal relationship you have given me.

Resolution:
I will speak to someone today about having a personal relationship with Christ.


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