From today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know. I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.”’

St John Chrysostom commented: ‘And [Jesus said] again, “If you had known Me, you should have known My Father also”. How then says He, that they both know Him, and whence He is, and then, that they neither know Him, nor the Father? He does not contradict, (away with the thought,) but is very consistent with Himself. For He speaks of a different kind of knowledge …’

For us, this deep knowledge is gained only in prayer, as God chooses to reveal Himself to us. May we learn this deep way of prayer, and may God bless you this day.