This is a classic case of denial, insisting something is not so, because to accept that it is so would mean admitting personal responsibility, admitting that maybe something is wrong, maybe I need to change. Continue reading Gospel of John: The Ban
As the wind whipped his worn cloak and sang through the courtyard, he spoke for Jesus.
“If this one was not from God, he would not be able to do anything!” Continue reading Gospel of John: Blind Beggar, Brazen Believer
God requires some response of faith through a definite action of obedience before going to the next step. So often, being able to see, spiritually, is a process of insight, obedience, and understanding. Continue reading Gospel of John: What Do You See?
“ADONAI-RAPHA, Praise be the God Who heals, ADONAI, ADONAI, Almighty God, God of Majesty! I can SEE!”
And what did the blind man see? Continue reading Gospel of John: Pool of Siloam
Jesus to the Pharisees: “You all are from below, I am from above; you all are from this world, I am not from this world.” Continue reading Gospel of John: Not From This World
If these adherents to every “jot and tittle” of God’s word had also truly known God, which is to say, not just known the scriptures and Law, but had truly known God, then they would have sensed God’s presence there before them. Continue reading Gospel of John: Where is Your Father?
Did the light come on for John, in that moment? For they were all lambent with the reflected glow of the temple’s luminescence, and perhaps especially Jesus, through John’s eyes of love, was shining with luminescence. Continue reading Gospel of John: Light of the Cosmos
It was more than the Pharisees could bear, for the temple guard to be taken in by Jesus. Picture the angry exclamations, the accusations, pointed fingers, hands with fingers spread wide shooting into the air for emphasis. Imagine voices all trying to out-roar each other as the Pharisees jabbed the chests of the towering Benjamite warriors, in their fury, Continue reading Gospel of John: Protectors Pressured
The giving of the Holy Spirit in a new, never-before way was to be inaugurated by another never-before event. Continue reading Gospel of John: A Better Covenant
It was the eighth day, the Sabbath of the Sabbaths, for on this day the land had become theirs, apportioned among the tribes, as foretold. Already in the distance, the temple trumpets sounded from each parapet. Continue reading Gospel of John: Living Water