Walk with me,
Painting by Greg Olsen (born 1958),
Painted in 2012,
Oil on canvas
© Greg Olsen, used with Permission. www.GregOlsen.com

Walk with me,
Painting by Greg Olsen (born 1958),
Painted in 2012,
Oil on canvas
© Greg Olsen, used with Permission. www.GregOlsen.com

Gospel of 28 April 2022

Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life

John 3:31-36

John the Baptist said to his disciples:

‘He who comes from above is above all others;

he who is born of the earth is earthly himself

and speaks in an earthly way.

He who comes from heaven

bears witness to the things he has seen and heard,

even if his testimony is not accepted;

though all who do accept his testimony

are attesting the truthfulness of God,

since he whom God has sent

speaks God’s own words:

God gives him the Spirit without reserve.

The Father loves the Son

and has entrusted everything to him.

Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life,

but anyone who refuses to believe in the Son will never see life:

the anger of God stays on him.’

Reflection on the painting

Our gospel reading today makes some very bold statements. And these statements have huge consequences for our faith. John the Baptist says that ‘Jesus comes from heaven’, ‘Jesus whom God has sent speaks God’s own words’, ‘Anyone who believes in the Son has eternal life’, etc… If we truly believe all this, today’s gospel reading alone should shape the whole pattern of our life.

Today’s reading is an invitation to walk alongside Jesus every day of our lives. By doing so we will slowly but surely embody his teachings and put all his words into action. Our painting by Greg Olsen depicts Jesus walking along the shore. It is titled 'Walk with me'. We can picture ourselves right there, next to him. Imagine all the things he would share with us!

Walking with Jesus requires sacrifice and discipline, however. We have to desire to walk more closely with him, and then structure all we do towards that purpose. Walking humbly with Christ will fulfil our very purpose for being!

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Helena
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Helena(@h)
7 months ago

What about those who have difficulty believing, cannot find any meaning, not even in prayer, who might even try, maybe because of family pressures, or because there was something else which interested them, but still find nothing. I suppose it’s all void then…

Patricia O'Brien
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Patricia O'Brien(@marispiper)
7 months ago

More and more in this season, we are hearing about the importance of believing The Word. I pray that’ll sink in!

Guy Van Holsbeke
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Guy Van Holsbeke(@guy)
7 months ago

Een enorm verschil tussen het rijk Gods en alle aspiraties van de huidige dictators op deze wereld. Verlies van vrijheid in de eerste plaats; terwijl God zorgt voor bevrijding !

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