Thy Kingdom Come - Reflection 1

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I am the way

Following the way

Reading
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. (John 14. 5-6)

Reflection
The first followers of Jesus weren't called Christians. That came later. They were called followers of 'the way' (see Acts 24.14). This seems like a good place to start: especially at such a dark and difficult time for our world. The Christian faith is a way of life. In fact, Jesus himself says to his friends on the night before he dies, "I am the way".

Jesus shows us what humanity can be like when it is lived God's way. His kindness, generosity, goodness and forgiveness are from God. This is what God is like. God welcomes everyone.

Life is hard. The way ahead isn't obvious. And faced with difficulty and uncertainty God doesn't send us a rule book or a map. He sends a companion to walk with us: Jesus, the way. And he is not just the way for us — but for each and every person. Let us pray for those we know and love that they may find the way of Christ.

Prayer
Loving God, when I'm feeling lost or lonely or afraid or uncertain of the way ahead, be my guide, a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. And today help me to be a good companion to those I meet.

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