19So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. 21For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. John 5:19-21
Remember the Bourne Identity? Tension grows in the series as the mystery of Jason Bourne’s identity grows. We wonder even as he wonders, is he a rouge operative? Who is he? Where did he come from? What is his purpose in life?
These are the essential questions of our humanity.
When we read the Gospels we must not read Jesus as an independent operator. He did not view himself as a self-made man. Nor was Jesus unclear as to His true identity and purpose in life. Jesus did not view Himself or His mission as something He had to create in order to feel good about life or Himself. Jesus is intent on revealing His true identity and His relationship with the Father to all who will hear so those who hear may have life.
Jesus lived loved. And He declares, “Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.”