Wednesday 27 May 2020

About Today Readings

St Augustine of Canterbury

Acts 20:28-38. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth – Psalm 67(68):29-30, 33-36. John 17:11-19.

‘Keep them true to your name, so that they may be one as we are one.’

Reading today’s Gospel, we are left in no doubt about the unity that exists between Jesus and his Father, and also that his followers are also one with them. He prays, too, for those who will be taught by his followers, ‘that they may be consecrated in truth.’ We can take heart from this, knowing that we can work together to make a difference in our world, shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters who are equally committed, also empowered by God’s love.

Together we can approach society’s needs and injustices with love and peace; we can provide compassion and healing, a transforming force that recognises inequities and empowers change. We will realise that it is not we who are making the difference, but the indwelling God present within each of us working to transform our world.

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