Our Gospel Reading for this Sunday is John 17:6-19, where Jesus is praying for his disciples. We have these words...
"Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.....I ask you to protect them from the evil one......Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth." John 17:11, 15, 17)
Yes, Jesus realized how the power of Satan can bring resistance to God's work in our world. We must always be on our guard for how there can be opposition and hostility to our work.
The main point I believe in this reading is that Jesus is praying for us. We may feel that we are called to do this work alone; yet, we have our Lord behind us.
I would ask you to contemplate these words from Scripture or read the entire selection in your preparation for Sunday's worship.
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
How do you feel disunity can occur among the followers of Jesus?
You have Jesus praying for some specific concerns in our Gospel in regard to his followers, but what might you want him also to be praying for you with your needs today?