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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - John 17:20-26

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John 17:20-26

The Ascension of Jesus was an important growth point for the disciples. Jesus would be with them in a different way from now on. Painful though it was, it was necessary for them to let go of his physical presence and adjust to the new reality. Perhaps you have known similar transition points in your own life.

Jesus invited the disciples to be witnesses to the good news they had learned. The way we live, speak and relate to others speaks of what we have learned about life. We all are witnesses. How have you been a witness to the goodness of life?

In particular Jesus invited them to be witnesses to the good news of forgiveness.

Recall people who have been witnesses to you of forgiveness and reconciliation.

What effect did they have on your life? Have you been able to be a witness to the good news of forgiveness in your life?

Stay in the city until... Jesus instructs the apostles to wait patiently for the moment of grace. What been your experience of waiting for a moment of grace? What are the moments of grace that you particularly recall (a friendship, a new opportunity, birth of a baby, etc)?

Published Sat 28th May 2022 10:12:03
Last Modified on Sat 28th May 2022 10:14:25

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