Date: May 10, 2020
In the reading this week from John’s gospel we hear, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” This seems like a pretty tall order don’t you think? The disciples do not seem too sure they can do that, given the circumstances.
Jesus attempts to still their troubled hearts by telling them he is leaving and he will make a place for them where he is going. On the one hand, it must have comforted them to be included. On the other, I am sure this kind of leaving must have troubled them even more.