Thursday, 21st November 2019

John 17, 1-11A

Date posted: June 4, 2019

Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel: John 17, 1-11A
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. 6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.

As part of the gospel, Jesus replied to the Father about His disciples. He wanted a eternal life to His disciples and even prayed for them. As I read the gospel, I felt the true love of God. We must acknowledge Him in every milestone of our lives. In every hindrances that we may encounter we must come to Him and thru that we are sharing the love of Jesus. We must be mindful of wondrous gift of care and love the people in your life. He who deserves our knowledge about what He did just to save our pure hearts.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…reverence for life allows one to be punctual and respectful of other people’s time…” This principle allows us to be more considerate of other’s own time. Others have their own battle in their own lives which means we should be more sensitive with those people around us. Embracing reverence gives us an empowerment to value time not only for ourselves but for the people surrounding us. How you treat time is a reflection of how you deal with your daily duties as a person, too – e.g. being late at work or school can send people a message that it’s okay for them to be also late – it’s reflective, and it’s capable of influencing others. How you treat your own time as well as other people’s time speaks a lot about how you treat people and responsibilities.