DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Glorifying Jesus”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus prays, “Father . . . glorify Your Son so that Your Son may glorify You.” The secular world’s “glory” is a passing adulation we receive that boosts our ego and pride. In contrast, Jesus’ “Glory” comes through His Suffering and Death before the Resurrection. How will you glorify Jesus today?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: ‘Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you; so that, just as you have given him power over all humanity, he may give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him. And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
‘I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me with that glory I had with you before ever the world existed. I have revealed your name to those whom you took from the world to give me. They were yours and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now at last they have recognised that all you have given me comes from you for I have given them the teaching you gave to me, and they have indeed accepted it and know for certain that I came from you, and have believed that it was you who sent me.’