Fifth Sunday of Easter

The relationship between Jesus and the Father cannot be reduced to a mathematical formula; it is not an engineering problem.  It is a dynamic rather than static relationship.  It is not reducible to quantifiable precision, as we might expect in a chemistry lab.  Ultimately, we are dealing with imagery, metaphor, and analogy for the divine, which cannot be boxed up, packaged, and distributed in discrete packets of knowledge.  The gospel reading invites us to center into this dynamic relationship between the Father and the Son, God and the Word.  Once engaged, this dynamic relationship never ends, but only continues, often deepens, and typically changes.