Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Human and Divine Support”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus prophesised that His disciples will desert Him, when He is being persecuted. Jesus’ True Strength and Support come from His Father. Ponder on, “We are weak and sinful. So, we cannot be fully sure that we will not deny Jesus and one another. Our greatest support and strength come from God.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
His disciples said to Jesus, ‘Now you are speaking plainly and not using veiled language. Now we see that you know everything and need not wait for questions to be put into words; because of this we believe that you came from God.’
Jesus answered them: ‘Do you believe at last? Listen; the time will come – indeed it has come already – when you are going to be scattered, each going his own way and leaving me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me. In the world you will have hardship, but be courageous: I have conquered the world.’