Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio, Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature, Monday 20 May 2019

Gospel: John 14:21-26

Chapter XIV of the Gospel of John is a beautiful example of how the catechesis was done in the communities of St. John. Through the questions of the disciples and the responses of Jesus, the Christians formed their conscience and found an orientation. 
I shall love Him and reveal myself to Him. This verse presents the summary of the response of Jesus to Philip. Philip had said: “Show us the Father and then we shall be satisfied!”. Moses had asked God: “Show me your glory!”. God answered: “My face you cannot see”. “Nobody has ever seen God”. But the presence of the Father can be experienced through the experience of love. 
By observing the commandment of Jesus, which is the commandment to love our neighbor, the person shows his love for Jesus. And whoever loves Jesus, will be loved by the Father and can be certain that the Father will manifest Himself to him. In the response to Judas, Jesus will say how this manifestation of the Father will take place in our life.
The answer of Jesus is simple and profound. He repeats what He had just said to Philip. The Father manifests Himself to all those who observe the commandment of Jesus. For this constant meditation on His words, Jesus promises us the help of the Holy Spirit: “The Consoler, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in My name will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you”.