Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051317.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”
Jesus tells us “whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these”. He is pointing out that works are important and are done by Him and will continue to be done by those who believe in Him. We cannot be followers of Christ and not perform works. Faith is important and we must believe – but it is not enough. Jesus tells us so. What works do you perform in the name of God?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to do your works. I want to see greater things than the Apostles saw and do greater things than they did. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen and Alleluia!
All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God, Alleluia!