Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said,

Father, the hour has come.
Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,
just as you gave him authority over all people,
so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him.
Now this is eternal life,
that they should know you, the only true God,
and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
I glorified you on earth
by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do.
Now glorify me, Father, with you,
with the glory that I had with you before the world began.

I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world.
They belonged to you, and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything you gave me is from you,
because the words you gave to me I have given to them,
and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you,
and they have believed that you sent me.
I pray for them.
I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me,
because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours
and everything of yours is mine,
and I have been glorified in them.
And now I will no longer be in the world,
but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.

The peace of the Lord be with you.

Today we have this very earnest and sincere prayer of Jesus praying for our protection and that we might have eternal life. Jesus defines eternal life as knowing the only true God. If we know the true God and make His friendship a priority, then everything else in our lives will be properly ordered. Living a properly ordered life is a life which seeks to glorify God in all that ones does and speaks.

As we begin this new day may seek those things and circumstances that will aide us to seek that which is eternal. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Tuesday, May 18, 2021