I never really thought about it. Some of the stories in synoptics are not in John. Other stories are unique to John. Paul letters the way they are barked out at Mass they sound like a list of instructions.
St. Ringo recited The Book of Thomas................... the Tank Engine.Of course there is always the herecy of St Ringo. I shall move to the library in order to consult the most obscure thoughts of the most obscure Orthodox Russian bishop I can find on the matter.
Bit of ecstatic backward walking and I'm sure the job will be oxo.
John's Gospel nearly didn't make the final cut. It's Gnostic in it's form. The central and controversial point, and also the the greatest promise is where Jesus says that He and the Father are one. Followed by you and the Father shall be one also. This hope of a direct union with god opens the door to an incredable possibility. But it also opens the door for abuse by charlatans falsely claiming to be in communion with God, for selfish gain.
Never too late to repent your evil ways Tonic.I prefer a good book to "the good book", maybe I'm missing out on something, but it's too late for me now.