Gospel of John: And the Word was with God (Jn. 1:1)
St. John, inspired by the Spirit of revelation, the Spirit of Truth in whom there is no imperfection, wishes to show that this Gospel of Jesus Christ is the perfection of the Old Testament; in fact, it is from the same authority as the Old Testament, God. St. John knows that this Word, logos in Greek, is equal to God the Father in Majesty and glory; the Word and the Father are of the same substance, the substance of God.
We understand our word by grasping concepts in our mind and while we retain the understanding of the Word in our mind and thru that understanding give assent to what we understand as being the truth-for our assent comes from our being able to affirm the truth and deny the false- we speak our words. In God, He understands himself with an infinite understanding and He sees that what He alone can understand in His infinite Glory is the Word that his intellect understands and his Will embraces. He speaks this Word to the world in creation. “All things were created thru Him.” [Col. 1:16] Yet, He can never be fully understood as the Father understands His Word. This is the reason why St. John here says “And the Word was with God,” in order to emphasize the infinite capacity of the Word to express the Father, ‘He who sees me sees the Father.” [Jn. 14]
May the Word that the Father speaks to us, be for us the truth that will guide us back to Him, since he is the “Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
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