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May 3rd: Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles

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Gospel text (Jn 14:6-14): Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father." Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen 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? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”

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.