These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 00:00

Tuesday, Week VII, 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. (Jn 17:1-11a)
The 17th chapter of the Fourth Gospel has often been called the “High Priestly Prayer of Jesus.” It is part of additional material that has been added in a subsequent edition of the gospel. This additional material (parts of Chapter 14 and all of Chapters 15, 16 & 17) has also been called the “Last Testament” of Jesus. The form of the High Priestly Prayer is unusual: Jesus is praying to the Father and we get to listen in. We will be “eavesdropping” over the next few days.

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