May 26, 2020

John 17:11 Holy Father, guard them as they pursue this life that you conferred as a gift through me, so they can be one heart and mind as we are one heart and mind (the Message Bible)

We have been guaranteed, locked-down and social distanced. I get it. It has to be for now, but for too many people this is their emotional reality much of the time. Isolation and loneliness are one of the biggest problems for our culture. Maybe for you. We talk about what Jesus did in terms of forgiving our sin but may forget that sin needed to be forgiven so that we could reconnect with God and each other. In this passage Jesus is praying for his followers, then and now. We were made for intimacy, with God and other people. Being of one heart and mind does not mean we will always agree but it does mean that God’s love can be more important and more cohesive than our disagreements. With whom are you of one mind and heart? Do you desire that with God?

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