Seeing your life through the lens of the gospel


Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
20 October 2019 • Mission Sunday


John 17:11, 17-23

1. In his prayer Jesus, asserts that eternal life consists in knowing God and Himself as one sent by God. We receive this life through hearing the word of God spoken to us by Jesus, receiving it, and believing in it. Bring to mind times when accepting and believing the words of Jesus was a source of life to you.

2. Jesus prayed that those who believed his word would be protected in time of trial. How have you experienced Jesus as a protector in life?

3. Jesus prayed that his followers would be one, something unfortunately still far from a reality. Perhaps you have experienced both the pain of division and the joy of unity. Recall times when you felt a deep unity with others. What lessons did you learn from the experience?

4. As Jesus was sent into the world by the Father, so he in turn sends us into the world. At this moment in your life, what do you see as the practical consequences for you of this mission from Jesus?

John Byrne OSA