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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter ‘a’

Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.” Someone once asked me how we should understand this, because - she said - I think that my faith is very strong, and I do believe in Jesus. However, I can’t perform miracles like Jesus did. Why? This made me also think: no matter how strong my faith is, I still can’t heal the sick, raise the dead, and I can’t open the eyes of the blind person. So, what did Jesus mean by saying that? I think what Jesus is telling us is that if we believe in Him, then we become His disciples. As His disciples we are called to continue Jesus’ work on this earth -- but not necessarily by performing miracles, but simply by thinking and carrying for another person. By praying for others, helping them, sharing a smile or a good word, comforting them -- because whoever believes in Jesus will do the works that He does and even greater ones.

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