Monday, May 17, 2010

Easter 7

+ Seventh Sunday of Easter +
May 16, 2010
That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that You have sent me.
John 17:21
Alleluia! Christ is risen! C: He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

1. That they may all be one
a. Not based on what we like or don’t like – Jacob and his wives
b. A new kind of unity – what we have in common; sin and forgiveness, the same robe of righteousness

2. That they may also be in us
a. Not in our human arrangements – resist every tendency to direct power and control in the human organization
b. Only in the Eucharist will Christ’s prayer be answered (story of Dr. Nagel looking for Jesus in the corner of the classroom!)

3. So that the world may believe – just to be sure we stay on track
a. Given us His glory – the cross
b. Given us the love with which the Father loved Him. Believing is His business, not ours!

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