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The world hates you

In the early stage, the Johannine community of believers saw the world as a good place, but in need of reform. God loved the world…


I call you friends

The Greek word for “friends” used here in the Gospel is philoi, from philein that means “to love.” Hence, a friend is not just a…


Remain in My love

To “remain” (Greek menein) with Jesus is an important Johannine theme. It means not only to stay with Jesus but also to “know” him, to…


Show us the father!

When Philip asks Jesus to show them the Father, he probably wishes to experience the like of the great theophany of God at Mt. Sinai…


You know the way

In the movie Mahogany, Diana Ross sings, “Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you?” Jesus…


I came into the world as light

In recapitulating the “Book of Signs,” the evangelist comments on the failure of Jesus’ “own” to receive him and come to the light. Indeed, as…