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John 5:17 My Father is still working, and I also am working.
In John, Jesus seems to have no room for my doubts. He is so confident, and the unpredictable humanity I find in the other gospels, which I now appreciate, is harder to see here. Like any other relationship, perhaps, my relationship with Jesus in the gospels has changed over time.
As I evolve over time, each encounter with Jesus brings surprises and new understandings. While I don’t find this rediscovery process entirely pleasant or easy, if it were any other way, my faith would be static and childlike my entire life. I must wrestle with the Jesus I find in John, just as I wrestled with the Jesus of Mark and Matthew and Luke, and be changed again.
Today the Church remembers Timothy and Titus, Companions of Saint Paul.