“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 17:19

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“Father…

I give Myself as a Holy Sacrifice for them

so they can be made holy by Your Truth.”

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– John 17:19 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Jesus is praying to the Father

to give us, who believe in Him, holiness.

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Jesus prays for our holiness.

Although God alone is the Holy One, we can share in His holiness.

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Jesus prays so yearningly for us to be made holy.

He consecrates Himself to the Father

and dedicates His perfect and loving sacrifice on the Cross,

for our own sanctification.

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When Jesus prays for us to be made holy,

He is praying to the Father for our moral sanctity,

that we may obey God’s law and practise the moral virtues.

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“I give Myself as a Holy Sacrifice for them…”

God is Love.

Jesus is Love,

and He always practiced what He preached.

It was, after all, Jesus who had said to His followers

that “there is no greater love

than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jn 15:13)

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Through Christ’s death,

we have been made children of God by Baptism,

we share in the divine nature;

and we have been enabled to attain the holiness to which we have been called.

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Amen!

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PRAYER…

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Jesus, thank You for laying down Your life for me.

I love You, Lord. Thank You, my Lord and Saviour.

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