One Monk of the Order of Saint Benedict

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The Word of God and the Body of God reveal each other -- the homily worships both.

May 11, 2006

For Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

John 14:1-6

The Jewish people knew that God was the only LIVING God and the only TRUE God.
Today Jesus says, “I am the TRUE One, I am the LIVING One.”
I am the WAY
and the TRUTH
and the LIFE.

In short, he says he is the TRUE God, the LIVING God, and he is the WAY to God.
Jesus is the WAY for us to God, because Jesus who is God is also a man.
No one comes to the Father except through me.

The only WAY to the Father is to go the WAY Jesus went, to do what Jesus did, to live as Jesus lived.
No one goes to the Father except through that WAY: Jesus.
Here in his Eucharist, Jesus again and always shows us the WAY to the Father.
He gives himself as life-giving food and drink for the authentic and eternal welfare of others and for the glory of God.
None of shall go to God unless through the WAY Jesus shows and gives in his Eucharist.
We, like Jesus, must give ourselves as life-giving food and drink for the authentic and eternal welfare of others and for the glory of God.

UT IN OMNIBUS GLORIFICETUR DEUS
That God Be Glorified in All







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