Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

John 17:20-26

The Prayer of Jesus


1987 Jesus continues to pray: “May I live in them as you live in me.” Christians are four things:

First, they’re a body in which Christ lives. Paul writes, “I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me,” (Gal 2:20).

Second, they’re a mind through which Christ thinks. Paul writes, “”Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” (Phil 2:5)

Third, they’re a voice through which Christ speaks. Jesus said, “Whoever listens to you listens to me,” (Luke 10:16)

Fourth, they’re a heart through which Christ loves. Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me,” (Mt 25:40)

To what extent are we the body, mind, voice, and heart of Jesus? Christ has no hands but ours, no feet but ours, no voice but ours, no heart but ours, (Mark Link SJ, Illustrated Daily Homilies Seasons and Feasts, 1987 pp. 224-225)


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