Did these words, which Jesus had spoken just a day earlier, ring in the ears of the disciples? In their confusion and grief, did they remember with a sense of bitter irony the moment when Jesus had said them so reassuringly to Thomas?
In Jesus’ time, the palm branch held a similar role to the homer hanky. Palm branches were a symbol of victory and triumph.
Jesus—God in human flesh—knows our hungering, both physical, and spiritual. Jesus knows that we need bread to provide us sustenance: the Bread of the Presence, Our Daily Bread, the Bread from Heaven.
If we see any light, which is almost every moment of our lives, we are seeing a representation of Jesus Christ as creator, healer, and redeemer. The truth that Jesus is the light of the world is there all the time for us to see.
I knocked on this "door" when I was 7 years old and the door to life has begun a dance ever since with lots of twists and turns, bumps and bruises.
Jesus, the good shepherd provides and protects his sheep to the point of laying down his life for all of us and then, because he can, he takes his life up again and continues living.