All that has been said so far, in order to have a personal relationship with Jesus the Lord, the Son of God made man, who has given us life and gives us his friendship constantly. He never leaves us: to maintain this dialogue with Him our God and thus live a true life of God’s children and his brothers with all the people of the world and of Heaven. Seeing in all the others, our brothers, Jesus and also in all things to Him to God! And so to know what he wants from us, at any time, taking him to prayer and us doing it.
To give us always with love, to God, in all the others. To resemble Him, the Lord, who has given his life for us: to be true Christians: in works and in truth!
Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.
From the Sunday and holiday missal:
The somewhat simplistic and naive questions from Thomas (14.5) and of Philip (14.8) are the occasion for Jesus to present his message in depth. Jesus leads us to the Father. It is more: it is in him that we see the Father, because he is his Son. Its departure opens the end of time. Christ is the only means of going to the Father (Path), just as the sure revelation of the Father (Truth) and also the source of dynamism that makes us do the will of the Father (Life).
Gospel according to Saint John
Chapter 14, 1-12
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where (I) am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, 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. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.
As eager as we are of security, we tend to consider the Gospel as a sort of code of circulation, which would justify us scrupulously to reach salvation. With this mentality, Christianity is about to subtract the stage of a disappointing morale, and the temptation to search other places is more effective and easier to carry out humanly. So good; It is not about conforming to a law, but following a person. Obeying a precept can be easily done; following a person commits quite well our freedom (Mt 19.21) and implies an unlimited demand for love. Our religion is not moralism but life.
Encouraged by feelings of filial affection, and also in the name of those who create the web page “Lay people consecrated through Baptism”, he was kind enough to write an attentive letter to the Holy Father.
His Holiness, thanking them for this gesture of trust, encourages them to continue transmitting the joy of the Gospel and to give witness to hope with works of good. With these wishes, Pope Francis asks them to pray for him and for his service to the holy People of God, while invoking the maternal protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy, he gladly imparts to them the implored Apostolic Blessing, which extends to their families and other loved ones.
I take this opportunity to express to you the witness of my consideration and esteem in Christ.