JOHN 17 :1-11A GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (MAY 26, 2020)

After saying this, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, the hour has come! Give glory to your son, that the son may give glory to you. You have given him power over all humanity, so that he may give eternal life to all those you entrusted to him. For this is eternal life: to know you,  the only true God, and the one you sent, Jesus Christ.  I have glorified you on earth and finished the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, give me, in your presence, the same glory I had with you before the world began.

I have made your name known to those you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you give them to me, and they keep your word. And now they know that whatever you entrusted to me, is indeed from you. I have given them the teaching I received from you, and they accepted it, and know in truth that I came from you; and they believe that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world, but for those who belong to you, and whom you have given to me. Indeed all I have is yours, and all you have is mine; and now they are my glory. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep those you have given me in your name, so that they may be one, as we also are.

POINT OF REFLECTION

When Jesus said “the hour has come!” is a simple declaration that life on earth is all about worries and insecurities. Though Jesus is not for the world, he has come into the feeling of being in the world to show what the world truly gives us. Security in this world is a dream. All gather material riches for security but later realize that no amount of money could buy security.  Life is indeed insecurities in itself. Insecurities corrupt personal trust.  No person in this world has kept a complete trust within. Not even have a complete trust unto him.

Our left hand doesn’t even have a complete trust of our right hand, for any moment, the right might hurt the left unexpectedly. But the reading of today is interestingly on top of this odd. It teaches us how to handle insecurities and to live a life in complete trust to the Lord. Our worldly attachment builds up worries that often weaken our spirit and eventually loosen our connection to the Lord.

Life is better lean to the Lord. The way to do it, is by loosening your grip on the world and tightening unto the Father.   Life is a tale of infinite dependency. If you try to figure it out, God is the on the extremes like a sword that cut  the string of dependency. Trust is simply giving up insecurities and worries of this life for if you do, worrying is planning silently how to die early.  Giving up everything is like giving up the world of insecurities and worries by completely surrendering to the will of the Father as Jesus did.

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