Gospel: Jn 14:6-14
Jesus said, ”I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me. If you know me, you will know the Father also; indeed you know him, and you have seen him.”
Philip asked him, ”Lord, show us the Father, and that is enough.” Jesus said to him, ”What! I have been with you so long and you still do not know me Philip? Whoever sees me sees 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?
”All that I say to you, I do not say of myself. The Father who dwells in me is doing his own work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; at least believe it on the evidence of these works that I do.
”Truly, I say to you, the one who believes in me will do the same works that I do; and he will even do greater than these, for I am going to the Father. Everything you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Indeed, anything you ask, calling upon my name, I will do it.”
The mystery of our unity is deeper than that which separates us to one another because this is founded on the unity of God who created us. Jesus is united to Father in a level so deep that we are in front of a mystery. We comprehend a portion of it but the greater part is still to be discovered. That is why we only have partial understanding. We could not fault Philip who stumbles and falls in making out the unity of the Father to the Son. He still asked to see the Father while in front of Him is the human face of the Father in the person of Jesus. This kind of knowledge grows with time. Philip was not yet strong in faith to have this deep knowledge of the unity of the Father and the Son. His journey ahead is still long. Let us not therefore lose patience in our own journey of faith. There are realities so big that even a journey of one life time is not enough to contain it.