• Christ Church Epsom

What troubles your heart today?

Easter 5 Sunday 10th May 2020

John 14:1-14

What troubles your heart today? For me, the list is long and it’s not pretty.

Probably as in the forefront of most of our minds is those suffering from CoVid 19. Those separated from loved ones. All healthcare professionals. I think about those grieving and mourning the death of a loved one. I think about families that are struggling, spouses that are divorcing, children that are hungry, and people that are hanging on by a thread. I think about my own sorrows, losses, and disappointments. I think about the ways today’s gospel gets interpreted and used to exclude, condemn, and intimidate others.

Despite what Jesus says about not letting our hearts be troubled, my heart is troubled, and I suspect yours might be too. What would you add to my list? None of us get through this life without a troubled heart. I don’t think we can look at the pain of the world today, the suffering of a loved one, or our own wounds and hurts and not have a troubled heart. At least, I hope we can’t.