The Still Point
Weekly Self-Guided Meditations
On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out,
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the
scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now he
said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no
Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the
glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he
will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world
cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with
you, and he will be in you. I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so
that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.”
So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came
before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to
steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”