If you know me, you know my Father too.
Have I been with you all this time and you still do not know me? 1
The problem, for the disciples, seems to be with Jesus’ experience of self.
To have seen me is to have seen the Father. 1
Jesus does not identify with what they are looking at, Jesus of Nazareth.
I am in the Father and the Father is in me. 1
“it is made apparent how being that truly understands itself grasps at the same time that in being itself it does not belong to itself; that it only comes to itself by moving away from itself and finding its way back as relatedness to its true primordial state.”2
- John 14:6-14
- Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. 1969. Introduction to Christianity. pp189-90