Today, it is easy to take the divinity of Jesus for granted.
We know that He is the Son of God and One with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
But in ancient times and the early Church, it was difficult to understand and to believe in His divinity. Jesus Himself was even persecuted for saying that He was the Son of God.
Today’s Gospel reading is one of those readings that sheds light to who Jesus really is:
“Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.” — John 17:5
In the beginning was Jesus. And like we always proclaim in the Nicene creed, it is through Him that all things were made.
Before He was even born as human in this world, He was already with the Father.
Today’s reading also helps us understand the first verses of John’s Gospel account:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.” — John 1:1-3
We are created through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ. Let us live in Him and His example. Let us give Him the glory due Him with the Father.