“Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: ‘Holy Father, I pray not only for these, but for those also who through their words will believe in me. May they all be one. Father, may they be one in us, as you are in me and I am in you, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.” (John 17:20-21)
Have you ever heard of the word “ubuntu”? It is an ancient African word meaning “I am what I am because of who we all are”.
In a way, we become who we are because of the company we keep and the values that we learn.
If we keep in the company of God-loving people, we most likely will become God-loving.
If we hang out with those who bring us away from Christ, we will most likely stay away from Christ and probably bring others away too.
In the Gospel, Jesus’ prayer for us is to be one in Him and our Heavenly Father, the question is; do I desire for that same union? Who do I want to become?