Questions to ponder for Easter 5 - John 14:1-14
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.”
When our hearts are troubled, nothing is right. There is a sense of fear and dread that overshadows everything and the things that normally bring us joy are ineffective.
Jesus urges his disciples (and us) to move beyond anxiety and to "trust into God and trust into me.” ("Trust" is a better translation here than “believe” because the underlying Greek word is more about a quality of relationship with Jesus than it is about ideas about Jesus.) What he's really saying is, "You can trust my presence." And as we live as people of trust and hope, we bring hope to the world.
1. What troubles your heart? What comforts you when your heart is troubled?
2. What brings you hope? In what ways can you “bring hope to the world”?