On John 5.19HE WORDS OF OUR LORD, Jesus Christ, especially those which John the Evangelist relates, are so special and of such deep meaning as to upset those misguided in their heart and to tax the upright of heart. Not without reason did [ John] recline on the Lord's bosom1 except to absorb the secrets of more profound wisdom and, by propagating the gospel, to give utterance2 to what he had imbibed by his love. Accordingly, my beloved people, give your attention to these few words which have been read.3 With the favor and aid of him who intended his words to be read out to us, words which at that time were heard and were written down that they might now be read, let us see if we can, in any way, say what that which you have just now heard him say means. "Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything of himself, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatsoever things the Father does, these the Son also does in like manner."
2. Now, you must be reminded of the occasion for this discourse because of the previous parts of the reading, where the Lord had cured a certain man among those who were lying in the five porticoes of the well-known pool of Solomon and had said to him, "Take up your bed, and go into your____________________