Reader 1: Another reading from the Gospel of John?
Reader 2: You sound as though there is something wrong with that?
Reader 1: Well, Jesus seems more humble in the other Gospels.
John makes him seems more dignified and sedate, and I don't like that as much.
Reader 2: Perhaps that was because the Gospel of John was written much later. It makes me think that maybe we have also gradually made Jesus more aloof or superior. John pictures him, not as biography, but expressing his own faith.
Reader 1: Another thing about this - the way it is written it seems that only those who follow Jesus are loved by God, and I believe that God loves everyone.
Reader 2: More probably, it suggests that those who follow Jesus will be the ones who are more aware of God's love.
Reader 1: One more thing - I think the message is not that God will give us a trouble-free life, but that "We are not alone" - God will be w…