It is in those upward movements that we realize Jesus is acknowledging us. Reflection on John 13:1–17, 31b–35 (Maundy Thursday) We wash others regularly throughout out lives. IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. We wash our children’s feet, hands, and even their bodies to make sure they get off the grime from the day. These simple words tell us … “Comforter” is a word peculiar to St. John (John 14:16; Joh_14:26; Joh_15:26; Joh_16:7; 1 John 2:1), and means one called to be beside another. Commentaries on the Readings: 1 John 4:7-16; Ps 118; Matt 23:8-12. Jesus said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Counselor won’t come to you. How can we become better critical thinkers and self-directed professionals? In the past couple of days I have introduced myself to two different people who told me that we had already met. We achieve more when we share with other professions and work sectors. But if I go, I will send him to you.” (16:7). In Greek and Roman courts of law it was the custom for an accused person to be accompanied by influential friends. On the one hand they were very legalistic in their interpretation of the Law of Moses and at the same time tended to put themselves on a pedestal, seeing themselves as superior to ‘ordinary’ people. The Gospel reading from chapter 23 of Matthew is a denunciation of the mentality of many of the Scribes and Pharisees. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 16:12-15 . Reflection on John 1:47-51 ~ It has taken many years for me to realize that Jesus wants to see me walking towards him. Most of journey felt like I was on a roller coaster, sometimes I was easy to be seen at the top and other times difficult down at the bottom. I stumbled across a suggested framework for reflection for those in the role of a registered health practitioner called the 10Cs of Reflection. These words provide essential background to this Sunday’s Gospel lesson. Lectionary Reflections John 1:43-51 January 16, 2012. The 10Cs framework is intended to ensure health workers deliver… EXEGESIS: JOHN 16:7. Reflection: John 1:1-18 Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas - John 1:1-18 “In the beginning was the Word.” These six words are the opening words in John’s Gospel. We wash loved ones and even fellow Christians in the hospital who are too weak to wash themselves. There is great power in these words, simple as they are.