Thursday of the 7 week of Easter ‘b’
It is nice to hear from someone the expression: ‘you are a gift to me.’ If we like someone very much, we use this expression because it sounds just right; people who mean a lot to us are like a great gift. A new child being born is a great gift to the family. Our life is a true gift and we need to cherish it. There are many gifts that we receive, but wouldn’t it be nice to be that gift to someone else? Yes, you and I are the gifts to others, but not only to others, we are true gifts to Jesus Himself. Isn’t that wonderful? Read the Gospel today and in that beautiful Jesus’ prayer you will find Jesus thanking God for us. He says: “Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” If we became ‘gifts’ to Jesus, that indicates that we mean very much to Him, and He loves us and prays for us.