Gospel thought for Friday 30th April Easter Feria

Gospel – John 14: 1-6

Jesus said to the disciples, ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ 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.’

The Gospel of the Lord

The Mass intention is for Elena and Vince Families (OL)


I imagine Jesus sitting with me where I am at this moment, and I hear him saying to me “Do not let your heart be troubled”.

There may be things in my life that are troubling me now: can I allow these consoling words of Jesus to touch my heart like balm? I look at Jesus as he says these words to me. What expression do I see on his face as he looks at me, as he looks into my heart?

I am being invited to trust the God who loves me and who is waiting for me. I talk to Jesus about my troubles and anxieties. I listen to him as he replies to me.

  • There is something almost homely about the image of the rooms in my Father’s house. What kind of room do you wish for and who will be in that room?