"Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you? Trust
me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father's home. If it
weren't so, would I have told you that I'm on my way to get a
room ready for you? And if I'm on my way to get your room ready,
I'll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And
you already know the road I'm taking."
Thomas said, "Master, we have no idea where you're going.
How do you expect us to know the road?"
Jesus said, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life.
No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me,
you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him.
You've even seen him!"
Philip said, "Master, show us the Father; then we'll be
"You've been with me all this time, Philip, and you still
don't understand? To see me is to see the Father. So how can
you ask, 'Where is the Father?' Don't you believe that I am in
the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to
you aren't mere words. I don't just make them up on my own. The
Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act.
"Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If
you can't believe that, believe what you see - these works. The
person who trusts me will not only do what I'm doing but even
greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving
you the same work to do that I've been doing. You can count on
it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who
I am and what I am doing, I'll do it. That's how the Father will
be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request
in this way, I'll do.
Don't let what throw you? Betrayal? Death?
An interesting put together that raises the question of what
it is to "trust God." Does that have to do with last
week's lection about the Gate of movement? If we are ever absent
from GOD, out pasturing, can we trust a movement of return to
GOD's arms? If we are with those arms, can we trust the being
If we trust GOD, where then will trust ever break down as we
deal with issues of betrayal and death? If we are in GOD and
GOD is in us (trust) how can we not live and pray out of this
mutual journey and experience our being and our doing, our being
and our being done to as one in the same - expanding, "greatering,"
the Road/Gate/Truth/Life of Jesus/GOD/ourselves.
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