Gospel Reading – John 17:20-26
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.
And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass intention is for Michael & Patricia’s Intentions
In today’s Gospel, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word. Jesus is addressing us as well as his disciples. Jesus’ prayer to the Father was that we who come to believe will share in the unity of the Father and Son and so experience the unconditional love that the Father has for us since the foundation of the world.
We have been given the gift of sharing in God’s life and love freely, so that we can take it to others who we meet on life’s journey. In this Gospel we see the power and glory of God and how it transcends above and beyond all time and space.
• How do you experience the presence of Jesus living within you?
• How do you enable others to experience Jesus presences?