Monday, August 10, 2020

Reflection for the Week - August 10

In John’s narrative recounting, Jesus “signs” into the world. By putting his “signature” on acts of revelation he “signs” onlookers to God on whose behalf he has “signed in.” On the narrative register, we have a richly textured testimony “signing” us to the light, good wine, and the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus, therefore, performs his mission as a “signing” for God. Thus, John’s story functions as a notarizing testimony, which verifies this “signing” and thereby authenticates that this is actually the “signature” of the Messiah – the savior of humanity and the world.