Great discussion last night on Christian unity and community and while discussing John 17:20:26 can be confusing, it's all about love for one another. Setting aside our confusion for a moment, may I share the following from Dawn Witout Darkness by Anthony Padovano? It has nothing and everything to do with our readings:
We shall become Christians on that day when sunshine means more to us than a further acquisition. We shall become Christians on that day when the children of the world excite us at least as much as its rulers. We shall become Christians on that day when we use our hearts to measure the worth of a human being, on that day when greed or pride do not lead us to friendship but only to love. We shall become Christians when we are joyful because so many people are in love rather than because so many people are affluent. We shall become Christians when we learn to make music and poetry, to make love and peace, to make Jesus human and to make ourselves as human as He was. We shall become Christians when the sight of the sea makes us dance more joyously than the purchase of a new car. We shall become Christians when we allow Jesus to speak to us by His values as well as by his words. We shall become Christians on that morning when we laugh and sing for the right reasons and when we weep not because we have lost something but because we were given so much.