From today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘I chose you out of the world’. These words will be developed and prayed by Our Lord in the great High Priestly Prayer: ‘I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word. Now they know that everything that thou hast given me is from thee; for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine; all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee’.

These precious days take us ever deeper into the Lord’s mystery. May we pray our Scripture readings with Him, and so receive great blessing in the Risen Christ. May God bless you.