Scripture Reading (Inclusive Bible) John 14:1-14
1 Don’t 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 there you may be as well. You know the way that leads to where I am going.” Thomas replied, “But we don’t know where you’re going. How can we know the way?” Jesus told him, “I myself am the Way – I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes to (Abba) God but through me. If you really knew me, you would know (Abba) God also. From this point on, you know (Abba) God and you have seen God.” “Rabbi,” Philip said, “show us (Abba) God, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and still you don’t know me? Whoever has seen me has seen (Abba) God. How can you say, ‘Show us (your Abba) God’? Don’t you believe that I am in (Abba) God and God is in me? The words I speak are not spoken of myself; it is (Abba) God, living in me, who is accomplishing the works of God. Believe me that I am in God and God is in me, or else believe because of the works I do. The truth of the matter is, anyone who has faith in me will do the works I do – and greater works besides. Why? Because I go to (Abba) God, and whatever you ask in my name I will do, so that God may be glorified in me. Anything you ask in my name, I will do.