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