Easter Wk 7th: Thursday,  Thursday, 17th May,2018  (Jn 17:20-24)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Universal Salvation: In today’s Gospel, Jesus prays to His Father to enlighten all peoples to see and accept the Truth of Salvation.  As disciples of Jesus, let us ponder on and challenge ourselves, “How conscious and serious am I in witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus daily”?  Pray for the Spirit’s Light and Jesus’ Love to be His witness.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: ‘I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in me. May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me. I have given them the glory you gave to me, that they may be one as we are one. With me in them and you in me, may they be so perfected in unity that the world will recognise that it was you who sent me and that you have loved them as you have loved me. 

‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see my glory which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.’

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • This passage shows how deeply Jesus loves those who follow His teachings faithfully.  Thus, He prays to His Father that they all remain united to Him. 

  • Jesus also points out that our life should always be focused on glorifying God the Father through Him who is the Son.

  • Let us model our life after Jesus’ life and teachings so that we too will live in accordance to His Father’s Will and we will have reasons to praise Him ceaselessly.