What Jesus tells Philip in today's gospel even two millennia later is hard for us to grasp:
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these
And yet that is the promise. What Jesus did in the brief time from the Annunciation to the Ascension was only intended to be the beginning, a taste of the possible.
We, the believers, were supposed to do even greater things, spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth. Instead we allowed ourselves to be consumed by internal squabbles and caught up in the political wars.
The good news is that more that ever we have the ability to do what Jesus commanded. Modern technology allows us to literally communicate with the world. We need to embrace the changing means of communication to help us communicate the unchanging truth about God.