Jesus and the Father

John 14:7-14 Jesus in verse 6, i.e the verse just before todays reading, has identified himself as the Way – the Truth – the Life. i.e the fullness that we need to attain to be in the Fathers presence. To be in the Father’s presence means to have an identity. We like the Prodigal Son, […]

Jesus the Way to the Father

John 14:1-6   “I am the Way, The Truth and the Life”. What an astounding statement from our Lord! In the background of preparing his apostles for his imminent departure, Jesus like a loving friend and brother is trying to calm their troubled nerves. The apostles are clueless and numb with Jesus’ repeated predictions of his death. But […]

What It Means To Be Jesus’ Disciples

John 13:16-20   Jesus by His teachings and actually leaving of these teachings presents himself as our model of living. The Beatitude – blessed are you if you do them is the reassurance that if we are his disciples and follow him we need to put in practice what Jesus himself did in his act […]

Belief in Jesus is Belief In God

John 12:44-50   These words of Jesus are set within the arch of Jesus’ Glory (Passion-Death-Resurrection). In Chapter 11 we have the Raising of Lazarus and the plotting to kill Jesus. This chapter (12) starts with Jesus’ anointing at Bethany at the hands of Mary – Lazarus’ Sister and then his Triumphal entry into Jerusalem […]

The Sheep Belonging to Jesus Recognise His Voice

John 10:22-30   The Feast of the Dedication celebrated Solomon’s Dedication of the Jerusalem Temple. It marked the time, when the all powerful and omnipresent God-Yahweh, listened to the words of the mortal – Solomon and came and abided in the limited space of the Jerusalem Temple. Read all this is 1 Kings 8. Jesus […]

Jesus The Good Shepherd And Jesus the Door to Heaven

John 10:10-11   Have you ever seen a shepherd and the sheep following him from morning to night till they reach their resting place. I am sure you have had a chance to get a glimpse of it while travelling in the villages of India or even in the outskirts of Mumbai, like Govandi and Thane, on […]

Jesus The Good Shepherd

Jesus The Good Shepherd

John 10:11-18   Introduction: The Good Shepherd is an iconic image from the Gospel of John. Israel has long waited for its Good Shepherd according to Jewish Messianic tradition. The current shepherds of Israel, are much more interested in their Office privileges and burdening their sheep with Jewish Law deduced from human traditions. Jesus, the […]

Bread from Heaven: The Words of Eternal Life

John 6:60-69 Jesus started his public ministry with teaching and preaching. Many of them were attracted by Jesus’ powerful teaching and followed him. Jesus had many followers, disciples and 12 apostles. One fine day Jesus was teaching to his disciples on subject life giving bread after listening to his teaching many of them left him […]

Bread from Heaven: The Partakers of the Bread have Life in God

John 6:53-59 Today’s gospel passage is a part of the Eucharistic discourse given by Jesus in John 6: 51-58. He is referring to his dying on the cross for the redemption of humankind, like the fruit bearing death of a grain of wheat. Jesus invites us to partake of his flesh and drink his blood, the […]

Bread from Heaven: Jesus the Bread of Eternal Life

John 6:44-51   Jesus is the Word made flesh and this Word is the food that we all need. Jesus teaches us with Authority and power, the authority which He has received from The Heavenly Father. By this authority He feeds us by offering us himself to us, in Word and Flesh. Are we willing […]