John 5:33-36 Reflection

John 5:33-36 Reflection

The works the Father has given Jesus to testify to the truth are the very same works that Jesus guides us to be and do. Once we testify that Jesus is our Savior, our responsibility is be a burning and shining lamp reflecting the light of His love inside of us outward towards others. Even though we do not know precisely what it ultimately may be, as messengers, we are to continue the journey Jesus began so in faith we help to complete the Fathers vision.

Additional Advent Reflections

John 5  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

33 You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. 34 Not that I accept such human testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36 But I have a testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father has given me to complete, the very works that I am doing, testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 5:33-36.