Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;
No one comes to the Father except through me.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Scripture: John 14:1-6
Do not let your hearts be troubled!

1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.”

Daily Quote from the early church fathers:

Walk by faith in the truth, by Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 A.D.

“Persevere now in walking by faith in the truth, that you may succeed in coming at a definite and due time to the sight of the same truth. For as the apostle says, ‘While staying here in the body, we are away from the Lord. For we are walking by faith, not by sight’ (2 Corinthians 5:6-7). We are led to the direct sight and vision of the Father by Christian faith. That is why the Lord says, ‘No one comes to the Father except through me.'” (excerpt from SERMON 12.5)

Prayer:

“Lord Jesus, you fill us with the joy of your saving presence and you give us the hope of everlasting life with the Father in Heaven. Show me the Father that I may grow in the knowledge of your great love and truth.”