Thursday 6 June 2019
Acts 22:30; 23:6-11. Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11. John 17:20-26.
Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope – Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11.
‘I have sent them into the world.’
Jesus’ words today are not easy for us to act on. It seems that he is saying that each of us is sent into the world to build the kingdom, just as he was sent into the world by the Father for the same purpose. How do we do this?
There is a saying that we should ‘bloom where we are planted’. We take this to mean that we build the kingdom first in our hearts then in those among whom we live who are the other plants in the same garden. We can do this by prayer and deed. In cooperating with God, the kingdom of peace and love will spread.
So let us take today’s reading as an invitation to turn again to the renewing presence of God. Lord, give me an experience of your love poured into my heart.