Gospel of John: I and the Father are One

As Jesus spoke, the men before him must have looked unsatisfied and perturbed. Jesus was giving them no new answers, his words still seemed cloaked in metaphor and veiled meanings. To be told they were not of Jesus’ sheepfold seemed at the same time ambiguous and obvious. No, they did not believe Jesus, and no, he had no jurisdiction over them. Continue reading Gospel of John: I and the Father are One

Gospel of John: Adulterous Woman Reprise

The scribes and Pharisees condoned and rationalized their own sin while at the same time were eager to see sin punished in other people’s lives, even to the death, rather than to see them forgiven and restored.

Who might you and I want to see punished, instead of repent? How willing are we to let that go and pray for Jesus to restore them instead? Continue reading Gospel of John: Adulterous Woman Reprise