“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 14:1




Jesus said,

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Believe in God, believe also in me.”


– John 14:1 (NRSV)






“Do not let your hearts be troubled.”

Jesus is so tender and comforting,

and He addresses all of us

– with our minds so full of anxiety, perplexity and preoccupation – with tender and inimitably beautiful truths of His gospel.


His truths allay every fear,

silence every complaint,

and give every needed consolation to the soul.


Peace is primarily a gift of God

and then the fruit of our efforts.


That is why peace should begin in the hearts of people

as a grace given:

"My peace I give to you,"Jesus also tells us (Jn 14:27).



“Believe in God, believe also in me.”

“That Jesus is a man, no one denies.

That He is a prophet, one sent from God,

is also admitted almost universally.

Many stay at that point.

But it is not enough.


A Muslim, if he is coherent with what is found written in the Koran,

also recognizes that Jesus is a prophet.

But not for that is one considered a Christian.


The leap by which one passes to be a Christian in the true sense

is when he or she proclaims, like the man blind from birth,

that Jesus is "Lord"

and adores Him as God.


Christian faith is not primarily to believe in something – that God exists, that there is something beyond –

but to believe in someone.


Jesus in the Gospel does not give us a list of things to believe;

He says, "Believe in God; believe also in me."


For Christians,

to believe is to believe in Jesus Christ." (Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa)






O tender most loving Jesus,

my soul yearns for the consolation of Your truth.


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