5th May. Tuesday in Week 5 of Easter

Following our Leader

Jesus speaks of going away, of returning to the Father. He directs his mind toward the cross, resurrection and ascension. After his sacrifice he will be with the Father and the Spirit, in heaven. Earlier, Philip requested, “Show us the Father and that will be enough for us;” and earlier still, Thomas argued with Jesus: “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” In one sense, we cannot follow Jesus into the realm of God. Yet in some real way we must walk in his footsteps, for he said “I am the way.”