Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection Friday December 16, 2016
My thoughts on today's Gospel reading...
Friday, December 16, 2016
3rd Week in Advent, Year I
in today’s Gospel Jesus says that his Father’s works testify to his
identity. Jesus’ words are the Father’s words and his deeds are the
Father’s deeds. His story is the Father’s story.
speaks of God, the philosophers say true things about God, the arts can
reflect him, lives of the saints can indicate him—but Jesus is the
sense in this passage, if I can put it this way, the humility of the
Logos: “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The
Father who dwells in me is doing his works.” Neither the words nor the
deeds of Jesus are “his own.” They are received from the Father. The
Trinitarian theological tradition respects this when it speaks of the
Son as the interior word of the Father and as having received everything
from the Father.