I am going to the Father (Jn 14:28-14:28)

“You heard me say

To you.

‘I am going away!

I will come

To you!’

If you loved me,

You would rejoice

That I am going

To the Father.

Because the Father is

Greater than I.”

ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐγὼ εἶπον ὑμῖν Ὑπάγω καὶ ἔρχομαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς. εἰ ἠγαπᾶτέ με, ἐχάρητε ἄν ὅτι πορεύομαι πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα, ὅτι ὁ Πατὴρ μείζων μού ἐστιν.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that they had heard (ἠκούσατε) him say to them (ὅτι ἐγὼ εἶπον ὑμῖν) that he was going away (Ὑπάγω).  However, he was going to come (καὶ ἔρχομαι) to them (πρὸς ὑμᾶς) also.  If they loved him (εἰ ἠγαπᾶτέ με), they would rejoice (ἐχάρητε) that he was going (ἄν ὅτι πορεύομαι) to the Father (πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα), because the Father (ὅτι ὁ Πατὴρ) was greater than him (μείζων μού ἐστιν).  Jesus reminded his disciples that they had heard him say that he was going away.  Yet at the same time, he said he would come back to them.  If they really loved him, they should be happy that he was going to God, the Father, who was greater than him.  Was this part of the subordination theology that the Son, Jesus, subordinated his will to that of the Father?  Although Jesus said that he and the Father were one in each other, Jesus also clearly stated that the Father was greater than him.  Jesus was equal to the Father in his divinity, but in his humanity, he was certainly less than the Father.  How do you understand the relationship between God, the Father, and Jesus, the Son?