Father and I are One

This week’s Gospel from John (10:27-30) is short, but filled with lots of substance.

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, says, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”  Those of us who are searching for a relationship with God and for happiness on a daily basis are open to Jesus’ words. His words are the prescription for life on earth and for everlasting life after we depart the earth.

There is a difference between hearing Jesus’ words and living them on a daily basis. For me, not only do I enjoy hearing the words, but I choose to write them down and read them several times so that I can assimilate them into my mind and ultimately into my thoughts, words and actions.

Once hearing some of Jesus’ words and allowing them to take root, it creates a hunger to know and live every word that he ever uttered.

Jesus goes on to say, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.”  How is that for  a promise?  Can you imagine saying and affirming,  “I am filled with the eternal life of Jesus and live each day with confidence that I shall never perish”, and believing it? How much fear would you have if you really believed those words?  None!  That is the substance of the Christian faith.

Filling yourself with the words of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit provides your mind and soul with the substance to convert every minute of every day into a blessing.

It’s not only about living life in the present, but in the presence of God. It is a complete unity of mind and spirit with the words that we received from Jesus who says, “The Father and I are one.”

“My sheep hear my voice: I know them, and they follow me.”

Have you heard his voice?  Are you following?

Today’s a really good day to start.

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