Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be to you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.
The Lord said that just as the Father sent Him, so He would send us in the same way. The sending of the Lord is the same as the sending of the Father. The Father sent Him, and He will send us. By what way did the Father send the Lord? It was only by the way of the Father’s being in the Son. The Father sent the Son by being in the Son. The Father’s life, nature, presence, and the Father Himself came with Him. The Lord sent His disciples with Himself as life and as everything to them. In the same way, the Son now sends us.
The way the Lord sends us is by breathing the Holy Spirit into us (20:22). This was why, immediately after saying, “I also send you,” He breathed the Holy Spirit into them. By His breathing, He entered as the Spirit into the disciples to abide in them forever (14:16).