Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter 2020: JN 17:11b-19, Homily, Art, Article from The Priest Magazine

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Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

 

CLICK HERE to listen to today’s homily

 

Gospel JN 17:11B-19

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying:
“Holy Father, keep them in your name
that you have given me,
so that they may be one just as we are one.
When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me,
and I guarded them, and none of them was lost
except the son of destruction,
in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
But now I am coming to you.
I speak this in the world
so that they may share my joy completely.
I gave them your word, and the world hated them,
because they do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world
but that you keep them from the Evil One.
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.
And I consecrate myself for them,
so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”

 

Here is a link to my article published in The Priest Magazine, from the May 2020 issue.  I am posting this article again as we approach the Solemnity of Pentecost 2020. CLICK HERE TO READ 

1 thought on “Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter 2020: JN 17:11b-19, Homily, Art, Article from The Priest Magazine

  1. My prayer is a vision of all people gathered together looking up with hands raised singing and praising as Jesus looks down on us with open arms and reaches out to take our hand. He is saying to us Peace to all come into Our Kingdom of Peace, Love and Joy. The Spirit is hovering over sending flames into our hearts and setting them on fire. All our fear and anything that keeps us holding on to this world is melted away. Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
    The painting is beautiful.

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