Gospel Reading: John 21: 15-25
Dear Community of Christians,
At the end of his message, John testifies that what he has described in his Gospel is Truth. Why is it so important to John that every word he reports is true?
The resurrection event, that a God overcomes death, was and is of such magnitude that its truthfulness had to be affirmed and emphasized. The rejuvenating creative power originating from the deed of Golgotha that now penetrates the world. That is the unconditional truth for the Gospel writer John.
From now on, it is the defining question in life, to what extent are we open-hearted in recognizing what is reported is also Truth for us?
Heaven, the spiritual world is sometimes very close to us, for example you can experience a friend or a family member show their inmost being shortly before death. It is an intimate and personal experience, and having encountered it, is clearly true and the event is recognized later in light of physical death.
The fact that spiritual forces constantly permeate the earth is a result of the divine creation, and Christs subsequent sacrifice for the earths renewal, which we have to develop a new awareness for. It is an individual experience, which a materialistically minded science cannot regard as real.
When John tells us about the "Seven I Am Words of Christ", we have the opportunity, using today's consciousness, to explore the truth in our daily lives in its various aspects. Namely to recognize that the closeness of heaven will enhance our ability to perceive a Truth beyond earthly senses. If the words 'I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life' become our daily companion, then we will experience the truth of the guidance of our destiny. This helps us to face the difficulties and obstacles through the accompanying help of Christ.`
Rev. Ute Koenig