Wednesday, 23 May 2007

May they all be one

This week we are reading the 'High-Priestly' Prayer of Jesus in the 17th Chapter of John's Gospel. Jesus rejoices that he and the Father are one, and prays that all his followers may be one.

How lovely that report of the early Church which we read in the Acts of the Apostles: 'the faithful all lived together and owned everything in common...They went as a body to the Temple every day but met in their houses for the breaking of bread; they shared their food gladly and generously; they praised God and were looked up to by everyone.'

Small wonder 'day by day the Lord added to their community those destined to be saved.' We must ask the Risen, Ascended, Glorified Jesus to bring us all together in one Church.

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