Gospel – 5/23/20 – John 16:23B-28
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
“I have told you this in figures of speech.
The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”
He came, He taught, He loved – He now must return to the father that all hhe taught might be put to practice. He was never going to be here forever, to sit on a throne and be a king as some wished. He was here to teach us to be kings.
He gave us what we need but sometimes we’d rather have what we want. For that, we have to go to the Father.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…