|The gospel of John is unique in its depiction of Jesus and his ministry. In this way, it differs significantly from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John is infused with theological perspective instead of biographical narrative. In this gospel, Jesus is presented as the true Messiah, even as the Word of God incarnate — the Christ, here and ever-present, then and now. John highlights only a few specific moments in Jesus’ life — times when Jesus more fully focused on and explained his relationship to God and the relationship of all of us to God so that his followers are prepared to carry his mission on — forever.