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Really, Jesus?

In the gospel appointed for this Sunday, Jesus says something astonishing. He says at least three astonishing things, in fact: "The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these." And "I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." And "If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it." Really, Jesus? If we believe in you, we'll not only do the works you did, but even greater ones?!? You prayed deeply; you taught brilliantly; you performed a whole bunch of miracles, healing blind and crippled and diseased people, feeding 5,000 people with two loaves of fish, walking on water. You forgave those who hated you; you loved unconditionally. We can do even greater?!?   And you'll do whatever we ask in your name? If in Jesus' name we ask him for anything, he'll do it? Anything ?!?