Our neighbours in Uxbridge, St. Paul`s, put together a Community Station`s of the Cross. If you`d like to watch that Please Click Here
I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:20-23)
This is an excerpt from the prayer that Jesus prays in John 17 inbetween giving his final instructions to his disciples and making his way to the garden where he will be arrested.
Take some time today to contemplate this truth - that Jesus has given us, the people of God, his glory, so that those who look at us will see God. Somehow our `oneness` mirrors the love and presence of God. What an amazing thought! Christians are not always known for always being on their best behaviour, but despite that, God has unified us in our love of Christ and our forgiveness of each other. Consider what the ONENESS of Ascension does look like and can look like to our own community.