A Response to the Jn 14:1-12
Jesus calmed the fears of his disciples; reassuring them of the future. Rensuring them they have a place in heaven. Each time I read this I think about all the times I have needed to be calmed and resured. Many times over this past year I have been worried about the future. Sometimes the future terrorized me; like just before a paper was due. In those dark hours I would have to stop and calm down. The bigger worry must be; do I still believe that there is a mansion in heaven just for me. The bigger question should be about my attitude. Attitude has to do with how I am living and treating other people. It is often self centered and I am the author of misery or joy in my life. There is a difference between Christian optimism and a great attitude. Christian optimism is not something that is self-initiated it is in spired by the Holy Spirit. Christian optimism is the living out of faith. It is Christian optimism that initiates a great attitude. Christian optimism does not care what the world says or how much the world would like to discount the faith we hold,or for that matter what the world will say for or against; it stands on its own.
Jn 14:12 “Truly, I say to you, the one who believes in me will do the same works that I do; and he will even do greater than these, for I am going to the Father”.
Now that is Optimism Christian !!