Archive: Mar 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

The help of God in every step

Dark shadows fall over the closing pages of John’s Gospel. For our Lord himself, there is the shadow of the cross; for the disciples, the shadow of his imminent departure.  He is leaving them to return to the Father, and they are utterly distraught.  It is to this distress that Jesus addresses the words of John 16:7, ‘It is for your good that I am going away.  Unless I go, the Counsellor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.’

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