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Reflection of the Word of God, VII SUNDAY OF EASTER , May 29th 2022

The first 19 verses of the priestly prayer presented in the Gospel of John; it seems that Jesus prays only for the group of the twelve apostles. But what about the other Christians? Does Jesus take into account only those first generations of Christians? Then we find this other petition: “I do not ask you only for them, but also for those who through his word will believe in me” (v.20). That is where the mission and protection of the Father is extended throughout all generations, in those words we are also included.

Likewise, it is very important to note the request of Jesus: “I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may contemplate my glory, the one you gave me, because you have loved me since before the creation of the world.” This final, glorious destiny, next to God the Father, is destined for all those who remain faithful to his teaching, that is, who comply with the commandment of love.

If someone asked us: Do you want to go to heaven? What would you reply? And if you say you want to go there, the way you currently live and treat others, do you think you deserve heaven? Is there something you would have to change in your life to deserve such a promise from Jesus?

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