Towards the trigonal unity
Jesus believes that through this intimate relationship the people will know that the Father has sent the Son into the world.
Jesus is praying for a unity that is trigonal. As the Father and the Son are one, as the Son and the Father are one, Jesus prays that God’s children become one with both the Father and the Son.
Jesus believes that through this intimate relationship the people will know that the Father has sent the Son into the world. What is deeply consoling and comforting here is the following sentence, “so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:23).
As Jesus strongly pitches in for unity, human persons including the priests and the consecrated people create conflicts in the name of caste, creed and denominations.
Conflicts within the Church are devastating and that is why Jesus brought the image of the mother hen gathering her chicks under her wings.
If I have the tendency to create rifts, doubts and hatred, it is clear that I am going against the teachings of Christ my Master and I am answerable for the same. -- Bro. Justin Tigga