Date: May 13, 2018
We live in a world filled with dangers everyday. We see the pictures on the internet and the daily news. Some of us have experienced first hand the dangers of life. The many different operating systems that have become accepted as normal including social, cultural, political and economic structures.
In our reading this week from John’s Gospel Jesus knows that the human ordering of life is often contrary and even opposed to God’s ordering of life. That concern is the subject of his prayer in our reading. It is the evening of the last supper. Feet have been washed. Supper has ended. The darkness has descended.
Jesus does not run from the dangers of the world. Instead he offers love and that his joy may be made complete in us. This happens when we live, act and work with God in answering his prayer. We are actively participating in Jesus’ prayer by shaping our lives to be like his.