John 17:1-3 NRSVue

1After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Some thoughts on this scripture

/This is eternal life, to know thee the one true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent/. Islam too knows Allah as the one true God, and recognises Jesus as sent by God. All our life we struggle to know him, through words and parables, and through the world which he has entrusted to us. At no stage can we say that we understand God. St Augustine wrote: /He is not what you imagine or think you understand. If you understand him, you have failed/. My human mission is to seek him through every means, and to remain a God-seeker until the day when he reveals himself to me face to face.

Lord, I relax my body, quieten my mind and focus on my breathing. Then I seek you there, in the silence.