August 8, 2015
19th Sunday - B
The One Who Is from God.
The people think they know who Jesus is, “the son of Joseph.” They also know “his father and mother.” What they think they know becomes their obstacle, “How can he say, 'I have come doenw from heaven'?”
They want to box Jesus in, according to their mindsets.
They are not ready to be taught by God.
This Gospel passage seems to challenge us to allow Jesus to teach us about God. That knowledge must be accepted on God's terms, not ours.
Jesus alone knows God because he “is from God, [and] he has seen the Father.”
If we believe in Jesus' words, then we will know God, and receive eternal life.