In our Gospel today from John 14:1-6 , Jesus is telling his followers that he will leave them soon. He says, “In my father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
His followers’ hearts were troubled because they wanted to always be with him. He assures them that they we be reunited again, and his Father’s house has room for everyone, and no one will be turned away due to lack of space.
Jesus tells us that those who follow and serve him will be with him for eternity. Do we believe that Jesus has prepared a place for us in Heaven? Do we believe that he will come back and take us there? When our hearts are troubled like the apostles from our worldly struggles and trials, and when the world pushes back on us because we are a follower of Christ, lets us have hope in the joyful anticipation of the mansion he has prepared for us in Heaven.
De Colores, Deacon Kevin