FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

Gospel: John 14:1-12

Jesus said to the disciples;

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.

You have faith in God;

have faith in me as well.

In God’s house there are many dwelling places;

otherwise, how could I have told you

that I was going to prepare a place for you?

I am indeed going to prepare a place for you,

and then I will come back to take you with me,

that where I am you also may be.

You know the way that leads to where I go.”

Thomas replied, “We do not know where you are going.  How can we know the way?”  Jesus told him,

“I myself am the way – and I am the truth, and I am the life.

No one comes to God but through me.

“If you really knew me, you would know Abba God also.

From this point on, you know Abba God and have seen God.”

“Teacher,” Philip said, “show us Abba God, and that will be enough for

us.”  Jesus replied, Have I been with you all this time, and still you

do not know me?”

“Whoever has seen me has seen Abba God.

How can you say, ‘Show us Abba God?

Do you not believe that I am in God

and God is in me?

The words I speak are not spoken of myself;

it is God who lives in me accomplishing God’s works.

Believe me that I am in God and God is in me,

or else believe because of the works I do.

“I solemnly assure you,

anyone who has faith in me will do the works I do,

and greater works besides.

Why?  Because I go to Abba God.”

The Good News as spoken through John.