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Dating disciples

After describing the one to whom he will show himself, Jesus speaks of the showing itself: My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him (v. Instead of describing a spectacular theophany, Jesus speaks of dwelling with his disciples.

21), so Judas (not Judas Iscariot) asks, But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world? Judas seems to be confused because he is "looking for another theophany that will startle the world" (Brown 197), but Jesus is only speaking of showing himself to his disciples.

As is often the case, Jesus does not seem to address the question directly, yet in fact he goes to the heart of the issue.

Judas has spoken of the contrast between us and the world, and Jesus describes the disciple as one who loves him (v.

13), so the Paraclete himself is in union with Jesus and in conformity with his character and mission.

"Jesus bore God's name (, 12) because he was the revelation of God to men; the Spirit is sent in Jesus' name because he unfolds the meaning of Jesus for men" (Brown 193).

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