May 12, 2016: Thursday, Seventh Week of Easter

Oneness with God

            No other religion, except Christianity, can have a situation where God prays to God. The Blessed Holy Trinity permits the second person of the Trinity—Jesus—to pray to the first part of the Trinity – God the Creator. Jesus prays for all believers, may all be one as Jesus, God, and Spirit are one. There is more going on here than praying so that we may go to heaven when we die. This Easter Gospel passage invites us to reflect on a revelation of an intrinsic unity, not sameness, between humanity, God, and all of God’s creation. All of creation exists to praise God by simply being that which God created. We who are united to the divine through baptism praise God by living in union and harmony with God, humanity, and creation. Jesus came to live with us to show us the way. He shed his Blood on the cross to make our oneness with God a reality.

Fr. Timothy Guthridge, C.PP.S. (Kansas City)



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