In yesterday’s Gospel of John, we read that there are many rooms in God’s House for us and so we do not need to be afraid. Those of us who believe are capable of doing so much more than we can ask or imagine. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, we are told in the Second reading from 1 Peter.
Some days we cannot stand in this overwhelming truth. We would rather live in a crumbled, broken-down shed than embrace our holy status. Philip demands of Jesus to show proof and as always Jesus points out that the disciples still do not understand. Neither do we. The Trinity is a complicated theological concept. We have seen God when we have encountered Jesus. Is it fear that holds us back from doing the work of the Supreme God? The power of our gifts are clear when Jesus says we will do greater works than what He has done. We are called into the marvelous Light to proclaim the Good News and to heal a hurting people.
Aim for the room that God has reserved for us. Do not settle for the cheap accommodations that the darkness offers. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He goes ahead to prepare the way; all we need to do is walk in it. Do we dare?