Prayer From His Sacred Heart
Today's Gospel from John (John 17:20~26) is, in my humble opinion, some of the most beautiful words in all of Scripture. Jesus' prayer not just for those who were with Him at that time, but us, those who would come to believe in Him in the future as well.
This passage is one that I find lends itself to deep meditation; the thought of Jesus praying for all those He loved and did and would love Him. He prayed this prayer before His Passion when I can only imagine there was so much on His mind and heart.
His prayer for us, for His Church, that we all may be one in Him. Most, if not all of us have prayed some very heart~felt prayers, but imagine a prayer that came from the Sacred Heart of Our Lord. No prayer has ever been filled with more love or desire for anyone or anything!
I don't want to say too much on this passage; I believe in this case (as in many) less is more. Reread the passage slowly and let the Holy Spirit speak what He may to you.
I chose the above painting by artist Greg Olsen. It seemed to depict the heart of Jesus' prayer~ that they all may be one.
May we all as one body in Christ work toward the fruition of His prayer.
Have a Blessed Sunday!