Seventh Sunday of Easter



Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter


In today’s Gospel passage from Saint John, Jesus speaks to the Father saying: “I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.” (John 17:15-19)
We do not belong to this world. Let us remember this often. Jesus tells us in the gospel of John that we “do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.” (John 17:16) God created us for heaven. Saint Therese of Lisieux says, “the world is thy ship not thy home.” As we fulfill our duties day in and day out, we can be so distracted and caught up in the world – our world. Being distracted may be the easiest tool that the evil one uses to turn our gaze away from God. Let’s not fall into this trap. May our lives be caught up with the things of God, by loving the people around us and growing deeper in love with Him each day.
God created us for this specific time in history to bear witness to His love and truth. We have this responsibility and privilege as His sons and daughters. Today we ask God to keep our eyes on the hope of heaven, to live day by day for Jesus.
What joy heaven will be! Just stop and imagine the absolute beauty of an eternity spent with the lover of our souls. We belong to heaven!
O Jesus, in Your mercy, bring us to heaven to live with You. 
“With Mary, our lives continually proclaim the greatness of the Lord and the joy experienced in rendering service to Him.”

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