Acts 1:12-14; Psalms 27:1,4,7-8; I Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11
The ancient Egyptians believed that when they died they would be asked by the god they called “Osiris” two questions. Their answers would determine whether or not they could continue their journey into the afterlife. The first question was, “Did you bring joy?” The second question was, “Did you find joy?”
The Apostle John has written that, at the Last Supper, after Jesus had washed the Apostles’ feet, He said to them,
Do you understand what I have done for you? You call Me “Master” and “Lord,” and rightly; so I am. If I, then, the Lord and Master have washed your feet, you should wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you … Now that you know that, happiness will be yours if you behave accordingly (Jn. 13:12-15).
In today’s Gospel Lesson we read that a short time later, in the presence of those same Apostles, Jesus prayed to the Father,…
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