Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

May 20, 2012

Kevin Ryan

Sophomore, History Major, Biology Minor

Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26
Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
1 Jn 4:11-16
Jn 17:11b-19

“They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.  Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.”  -John 17:16-17

The Gospel today presents us with the humbling scene of Jesus praying for his Apostles.  Having spent the last few years with them, Jesus is asking God to protect them and consecrate them in truth.  But in this reading, he is not just praying for the Apostles, he is praying for all Christians.

“And I consecrated myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”  John 17:19

Jesus consecrated himself for all of us by dying on the cross so that we may live in the truth of his salvation.  Jesus continues to pray for you, and he continues to pray for me.  He asks that we may be one just as he and the Father are one.  Jesus is calling for the unity of all Christians under God so they may be consecrated in truth.  So today, let us pray for the unity of all Christians in the truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection just as Jesus prayed for that unity two thousand years ago. 

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