“Show Up, Sit Down, Go Out”

John 14:1-7 (NIV)

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Jesus the Way to the Father

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know[b]my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another.”

– Mother Teresa

“Love has no awareness of merit or demerit; it has no scale by which its portion may be weighed or measured. It does not seek to balance giving and receiving. Love loves; this is its nature.”

– Howard Thurman

“I am ever-increasingly convinced that every problem between people (individuals, groups, etc.) comes from the fundamental problem that we don’t truly, truly believe that God loves us. We say we do, but we don’t believe it enough to live its consequences.”

– Nathan Attwood