Monday, January 24, 2005

Sanctify them through thy truth

'Freedom of Worship' by Norman Rockwell

thy word is truth.

As thou hast sent me into the world,
even so have I also sent them into the world.

And for their sakes I sanctify myself,
that they also might be sanctified through the truth....

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,

and I in thee,

that they also may be one in us:

that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

And the glory which thou gavest me
I have given them;

that they may be one, even as we are one:
I in them, and thou in me,

that they may be made perfect in one;

and that the world may know
that thou hast sent me,
and hast loved them,
as thou hast loved me.

John 17:17-19,21-23