7. I am the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to... Read More

6. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him.” John14:6f There are two main principles in... Read More

5. I am the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 From the depths of the Gospel of St John we find... Read More

4. I am the Good Shepherd

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. Jn 10:11-12... Read More

3. I am the Door

“I am the Door of the Sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them.” Jn 10:7-8 It certainly seems strange to describe the I AM as a sheep-door. It seems easier to connect up with ideas of the I AM as... Read More

2. I am the Light of the World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jn 8:12 The first I AM saying used the idea of bread to help us to understand what the I AM... Read More

1. I am the Bread of Life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” Jn 6:35 It is certainly a struggle to make sense of these sayings with our 21st Century mind. We might even wonder why... Read More

The Seven I AM Sayings in the Gospel of St John

Since 2003 I have written weekly reflections, mostly covering themes that can be found in the Gospel of St John as well as the last series I have just completed, which took three years, which was on The Revelation, the mysterious last book in the Bible. During this time I... Read More