A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 17:20-26
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: "Holy Father, I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them."
REFLECTION: "Holy Father,I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word"
Our family has always been very fortunate in knowing priests that have given a good example of faith and love for the Church.
Lately, we have come to know priests that are truly in love with Jesus, His Church, and the Eucharist.
It is extremely touching to see a priest during the consecration crying out of love for Our Lord.
Seeing the love these men have for Jesus, makes me ponder about it throughout the day. It makes me wish I loved Our Lord like they do.
St. John Vianney told us that "A priest goes to heaven or a priest goes to hell with thousand people behind."
I am hoping that the loving example of this priest helps people wish to go to heaven. To be better. To love Jesus.
And I thank God for our apostolate. We pray for all priests to be good to bring at least a thousand people with them to heaven.