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Gospel for the Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 14:7-14

Summary: Jesus explains to His disciples that knowing Him means knowing the Father, as they are united. When Philip asks to see the Father, Jesus stresses that seeing Him is seeing the Father, due to their profound unity. He reassures them that His words and works are the manifestations of the Father's presence and actions within Him. Jesus promises that those who believe in Him will perform even greater works, emphasizing the power of prayer in His name for the glory of the Father.

Unity with the Father

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.”

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