Reflection on John 14:21-26 ~
John points us to Judas (not of Iscariot) to ask a wondrous question that is still frequently asked by each of us. Why not reveal yourself as you just did in the mystery of the meal? The answer may seem obvious to a believer but is it for everyone? You need to let God into your heart, then pass that unconditional love on to others. Otherwise, if you have love for just yourself as worldly people often do, it is impossible to realize that Jesus has and is being revealed.
John 10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 14:21-26.