Sts. Phillip & James
I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
The gospel passage from John 14: 6-14 on this feast of Saints Philip and James led me to focus on the one verse, “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” That in turn, led me to read and meditate on Isaiah chapters 51-65. These chapters present the suffering servant, the non-violent one, “Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth; like a lamb led to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth.” (Is.53:7) Precious Blood Spirituality is personified in Jesus, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (Jn. 14:6) His Way to glorify the Father was in His non-violent rejection of evil so that Truth would triumph in the Life of His resurrection. Reconciliation through the Blood of Christ is the New Covenant of peace. Now He lives in us to glorify the Father. So in His name we ask, “Christ Jesus, help us be the living, nonviolent peace loving sons and daughters who give glory to the Father.”
Sr. Joan Schnorbus, C.PP. S.