Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All Christians are to be United in Love

Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.

"I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.

And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.

Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them." John 17:17-26
If you read this passage in John you see the love of Jesus for his disciples but also His prayer for unity among all believers. It is in knowing Christ and in loving and in serving others that we actualize our beings in the perfection that God has created us for. We become in essence like God, not as Satan suggested to Adam, but as Christ preached, lived and died. God is love. We become love, and in it we unite one another.

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