Thursday, April 13, 2006

Maundy Thursday -- John 17:24

As I mentioned yesterday, the Daily Office lessons from the Passion of St. John are really getting a hold on me this week.

I’m struck by how Jesus, with his sufferings already beginning, thinks so much about his disciples and, yes, about us. In this morning’s lesson, John 17:24 stood out to me:

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory . . . (ESV)

And isn’t that why He went through the Passion? That we might be with Him?

He wants us to be with Him that much. Has the world ever seen such love before or since?

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