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Liturgical day: May 3rd: Philip and James, apostles

Gospel text (Jn 14,6-14): 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». 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. And everything you ask in calling upon my Name, I will do».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today the Gospel refers to those intimate conversations Jesus Christ had with the Apostles, where He revealed His person and mission. Responding to Philip, Jesus totally opens His Heart: Jesus Christ is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus Christ. This is God! We reach the Father through His Son. Follow Him and you will find yourself within the Holy Trinity!

-It is famous St. James’ phrase: "Faith without works is dead" Therefore: follow him, but follow him truly, with works.