John 17:6-19 

Jesus prays for the disciples and for us, and says that we are connected to God’s love, provision, and protection through him.  Jesus prays that our oneness will be like his oneness with God.  Imagine that – we are to be that close – that united!  We are sent into the world in the same way that Jesus has been sent – to proclaim, share, and live love and forgiveness.