From today’s Gospel reading: ‘He whom God has sent utters the words of God, for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit; the Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand’.

 

These words are from St John’s Gospel, and they recall the last High Priestly prayer of Jesus: ‘The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me. I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them’.

 

The love between the Father and the Son pours itself out ‘without measure’ as we will see in the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. May we all be drawn into that ‘generous love’, and may God bless you this day.