Given the Glory

May 25, 2023

Each day, I reflect upon a word or phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

Jesus, speaking to His Father, “And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one…” (John 17:20-26)

GIVEN THE GLORY: In John’s Gospel today, we are reminded once again we are part of the Body of Christ. Together, all of us – as one – make up the Body of Christ.

We have been given the glory, the honor of passing on the message of Jesus Christ. This is a tremendous responsibility. It is work that needs and deserves our attention.

I find it interesting, and frustrating, how quickly I can be distracted from this work. One minute I am focused on doing the work of Jesus, the next minute I am focused back on me.

We give many things generous portions of our day. Time at the gym, lunch with a friend, time checking out our Facebook account, watching our favorite television show…

Why is it that our “Jesus time” is usually the first thing to get cut out of a tight schedule?

When we start our day with prayer today, we should ask Jesus for an increased awareness of our responsibility to do His work. Pray we may do our fair share of the work required of the Body of Christ.


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