Considering all that is going on in the world these days, we might be tempted to stop after the first few sentences of our Gospel reading today (Jn. 14:1-6). "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith in me." But we can't stop there, because Jesus shares further insight into who he is and what else faith in him brings. "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
We often live in the moment because, well, it is the only thing we really know. And at this moment, there is a lot to trouble our hearts. But Jesus' message applies to us today as much as it did to his disciples over 2,000 years ago. Let our hearts not be troubled. Let us continue to put our faith in him, because he is the way, the truth, and the life.
In the peace of Christ,