Q. Why did Jesus do miracles?
A. Because he wanted to show what you yourself should do. Your question should be ‘Why don’t I perform miracles as Jesus did?’ or ‘How can I do miracles as Jesus could?’
In order to follow Jesus’s teaching, you should not be deluded by words and so commit the error of interpreting metaphors like ‘walking on the water’ literally but rather grasp what is beyond the words. You should know that such metaphors are examples that show what you can and should do as one of his students.
When we were young and we saw our parents or other grown-ups lifting heavy things easily, they appeared to do miracles. However, we can also find ourselves doing such things just as our parents did when we are grown up. We should know that Jesus did miracles not to show off his ability but to show us what we should do, just as parents and teachers demonstrate what their children and students should do in the future.
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