27. John lives with Jesus
Let’s imagine a moment that John has the grace to follow Jesus wherever he goes, for three years. John, the Apostle and Evangelist ate and drank with Jesus, he slept next to Jesus, he leaned his head on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. John is privileged because he decided for Jesus.
If we have ever felt the presence of Jesus, may we try to remember the exact moment when it happened. Let’s meditate on it. If we experienced a conversion as the biblical persons in the first chapter of this book, let’s try to remember the spark that has awakened and unsettled us to convert. Was it a person, an event, the construction of a church, a word, a gesture, joy, peace, silence, nature, “or so on”?
“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life.” 1 John, chapter 1, verse 1
John agrees to follow Jesus and he spends three years on the road with him. Before meeting Jesus, John has readied his heart for his encounter with Jesus, John vibrated and after spending quality time with Jesus, John taught it. John remembers what Jesus lived and taught to the Apostles. John saw and he believed.
Although John had never known Christ, he had never touched him, we could still believe in Jesus.
The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: A path to conversion, Normand Thomas