5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life

5th Sunday of EasterBulletin Insert for May 10, 2020.

Description: John 14:1-12 for the 5th Sunday of Easter, ends with a very astounding verse: “Whoever believes in me will do the works I do, and greater far than these.” What does he mean? How can we do the same – and greater – miracles that Jesus himself did?

The answer is found in the context of the entire chapter. Jesus is explaining his close relationship with the Father. Remember, Jesus was (and still is) both human and divine. We need to look at these verses with that in mind. How did he serve the Father as the Son of Man? And how did he serve the Father as the Son of God?

The “works I do” come from his human nature: He loved, he taught, he conversed with a listening heart, he dined with others, he worked hard at his job, he took his ministry very seriously. The “greater” works come from his divine nature: He did the supernatural works of his Father.

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