Heard, I mean really heard, this verse Sunday morning in Church:
λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· ὅτι ἑώρακάς με πεπίστευκας; μακάριοι οἱ μὴ ἰδόντες καὶ πιστεύσαντες.
John is writing to those who had already believed, and maybe were facing tough times, but hadn’t seen Christ. Second generation?
I mean, honestly, only the disciples had seen Christ at this point in the story.
Good stuff…. too bad John copied a lot of stuff, except everything, from Mark.