Signposts to the Kingdom

Today’s gospel reading is the prologue to John’s entire gospel, a gospel John wrote for the express purpose of producing faith in us that Jesus is the incarnate Son of God, the eternally-begotten Son of his Father, a faith that allows us to be adopted by his Father through the grace and truth displayed in the life of Jesus, as John illustrates that fact by going on to describe and reflect on seven signs that he selects from among the countless, daily signs he could have chosen of Jesus’ unique relationship to his Father and his mission of salvation for all on earth.