Sunday, June 24, 2012

John 17:20-26 — “Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed…that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them." What consolation we can find in the prayer of Jesus. It was the love of the Father that protected the infant Jesus from Herod’s troops; it was the love of the Father that safeguarded a precocious 12-year-old runaway in the Temple. It was the same love that enfolded Him when He was attacked by Satan in the desert, that gave Him courage in the midst of persecution, that held Him in the garden of Gethsemane, that infused strength for carrying the cross, that raised Him to life anew on Easter, and that drew Him to Heaven in the Ascension. And Jesus prays that the same love be in us! Secure in that love, we can weather any storm and rejoice in every good thing.
May 24, 2012
Rev. Msgr. William J. King

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