7th Week of Easter, World Communication Sunday : 29th May 2022

Daily Word Of God

John 17:20-24

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: ‘Holy Father, I pray not only for these but  for those who through their words will believe in me. May they all be one. Father, may they be one in us as you are in me and I am in you, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.

‘I have given them the glory you gave to me, that they may be one as we are one. With me in them and you in me, may they be so completely one that the world will realise that it was you who sent me and that I have loved them as much as you love me.

‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see the glory you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus prayed for the unity of all His followers and all peoples in the world through their belief in Him who is our Saviour, sent by the Father to save the world.


  • Jesus prayed that as He is glorified by His Father, may all peoples also glorify His Father through the Truth of His life, teachings eventually His Passion, Death and Resurrection.


  • As believers and followers of Jesus, we are first called to be united with one another through the Truth of the Paschal Mystery, by living Christ-like lives.  Jesus prays that all peoples in the world will come to know the Truth and be united to Christ through our witnessing.  Are we doing our part?