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Listen to how Jesus expresses his closeness to the Father, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” Our world values individuality. I once saw a commercial where a guy went to his buddy’s apartment to pick him up because they were going out for the night. But when they see each other, they are wearing the same jacket, and the same hat. Tragedy! They can’t go out like that! So one of the guys puts his hat backwards, the other reverses his reversible jacket, and now they’re all set, because they each have their individuality back. Here in John, Christ Jesus is interested in conformity, not uniqueness. He wants to be the same as the Father. And he is the same as the Father, and there is no need to hide it.

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