John 14:1-7 NRSVue

1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4And you know the way to the place where I am going.” 5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Jesus sees how the disciples do not understand him and asks for their trust, inviting them not to let their hearts be troubled. Jesus looks on me with the same compassion, recognising my hesitation, my doubts, my questions. He says to me, ‘Peace!’ reminding me that I have a place in his heart now, a place there for me for ever.