The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Readings: Acts 1.15-17,21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5.9-13; John 17.6-19
It is an amazing thought that Jesus, before facing the cross and death, prayed for us. Today our gospel reading is part of this final prayer. In it Jesus celebrates the success of his teaching and his relationship with his disciples. They finally know of the special relationship between Jesus and the Father. They accept the words Jesus gave. In essence, the disciples have came to ‘believe’.
This has transformed them. These followers now hold an allegiance to a kingdom beyond this world. As a result they have become foreigners in a strange world. And so Jesus prays this final prayer for their protection, joy and sanctification. In this prayer the Trinity is seen as working together for you.
And that too is a wonderful thought.
All are welcome to celebrate Holy Communion with us at either St Barnabas, Charnwood from 9:00am, or at St Michael and All Angels, Hall from 11:00am.