John 17: 20-26
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2016
TEXT: "Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may
be with me where I am, to see my glory.”
"As the fish perishes on dry land, so you perish when you get entangled in the world. The fish must return to the water -- you must return to solitude."
The businessman asked nervously, "You mean I have to go into a monastery?"
"No, no," replied the monk. "Hold onto your business and go into your heart."
In today's Gospel Lesson, Jesus prays, "Father, I desire that those also, whom You have given Me, may be with Me where I am" (Jn. 17:24). In order to be with Him, we who have been given to Jesus Christ, must go into our hearts.