Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 17,20-26
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for them, 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.”
Let them be one
1) For those who will believe: How important it is to know that people who believe do so because of an evangelizing missionary experience. It is the transformation that they see in you, through the transformation you yourself experienced with Jesus. You become an evangelist the moment you are evangelized !
2) Prayer: Jesus talks to the Father asking for you and me…so that we may be united; so that we may be in communion. Jesus asks us to be united so that we recognize ourselves as brothers. Do you recognize yourself as someone’s brother today?
3) Love: Today Jesus also invites you to live in love.Jesus is Love.
Love so that Jesus can live in you and you can take Jesus to others.
Jesus changes your life. Have you felt it yet? How, when, and where have you been changed?
God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Heaven is our goal !\