In many traditions, and beginning today here, we end the Holy Communion with words from the beginning of the Gospel of John, and today we hear the end of that same gospel. And we see here a problem beginning even before the Ascension which we so often see today.
It appears word got out that one special disciple would not die until Jesus returned. When asked about that, Jesus replied “what is it to you?” Have we experienced being misquoted? Might it be a good idea to understand what is being said?