Pastoral Reflections by Staff of St Joseph

John 14:1-12

Reflection by Deacon Benjamin Lai

God is made visible in the person of Jesus, true God and true man.  Jesus reveals the love that God has for us and the plan He intends to lead us back to God.  We follow Jesus because He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

The Way:  He shows us the way to the Father through the teachings of the Catholic church. We are never lost, confused or afraid while we travel through the mountains and dark valleys of life.  Have confidence to follow Him and His commandants as He leads us every step of the way.

The Truth: The Catholic church has the fullness of faith.  Jesus is the Truth revealing to us the purpose for which we are created.  We are made in the image and likeness of God to know, love and serve Him and one another.

The Life: By following Jesus, He wants us to have a more abundant life on earth, but most importantly to have eternal life with Him in the Father’s house, which He has prepared for us.

The following beautiful Unity Prayer will help us remain in Jesus as He remains in us.

My adorable Jesus,  may our feet journey together, may our hands gather in unity, may our hearts beat in unison, may our souls be in harmony, may our thoughts be as one, may our ears listen to the silence together, may our glances profoundly penetrate each other, may our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.

When we are united with Jesus in every moment of our life, the Holy Spirit will prompt us to do good works and even greater works to bring others to God through our faith in Jesus Christ.