Commentary on the Gospel of

Bible Diary - CMF


Peter thinks Jesus should be doing something ‘nobler’ than washing their feet.  Thomas complains that they do not know where he is going (implying that they need a better view of the destination).  Philip wants a vision:  “Show us the Father, and that will be enough.”  All are unsatisfied with what they actually have; they want something ‘higher’.  Jesus points to what they already have:  “Thomas… I am the way; Philip… whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”  Disciples of every age – including our own – seem to want more than is given.  We look for “signs and wonders,” bleeding statues, messages…


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