The Journey of Jubilee

"I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine; all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them…Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth."

Abide in Me

Abide in Me, lift up your eyes;
Look to the heavens for your light.
Wind of Spirit has cleared your skies;
A new dawn breaks granting you sight.

Abide in Me, lift up your mind;
Look to My Word to guide your thought.
Spirit enlightens what was blind;
He is the Truth which you have sought.

Abide in Me, lift up your heart;
Flow with Spirit each of your days.
He unites what was once apart,
Lifting with love your little ways.

For My children abide in Me:
They leave behind their former strife;
They come as one in Jubilee,
Baptized in waters of new life.

My people, unite with one voice:
All will be One in God, REJOICE!

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. John 17:9-10, 14-19