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John 17: 20-26

‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

‘Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.’

John 17: 20-26
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    • Jesus is praying for me! I am one of those who believe through the word handed on over the years, person to person in an unbroken chain. I take my place in that honourable line and ask that I may pass on the word in all its truth, remembering that it comes from Jesus.
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    • That Jesus was and is the Son of God is the underlying theme in the Gospel of St John. In turn, Jesus calls us to one-ness with each other and with God.
    • Many of us live life from the outside in rather than from the inside out. Does the life that I lead reflect my innermost truth, that I am the focus of intense divine loving?
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    • Jesus makes God known by the perfect love he shows for his fragile disciples. The disciples are to be recognized as sent by Jesus by the love they have for one another.
    • There are over 300 references to love in the New Testament. Love is God’s greatest gift to us. By our mutual love we reveal God’s love to the world. Pagans said to one another: in the time of the Early Church: ‘See how these Christians love one another!’ They were impressed by this mystery and at least some came to believe in Jesus.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Jesus makes God known by the perfect love he shows for his fragile disciples. The disciples are to be recognized as sent by Jesus by the love they have for one another.
    • There are over 300 references to love in the New Testament. Love is God’s greatest gift to us. By our mutual love we reveal God’s love to the world. Pagans said to one another: in the time of the Early Church: ‘See how these Christians love one another!’ They were impressed by this mystery and at least some came to believe in Jesus.