"Woman, this is your son
...this is your mother."
you were brought out of the city
a dangerous enemy they said
You are not one of us
You do not belong here
and you answered them
"this is your son...
this is your mother"
be a family
be a gift to each other
my mother... my brother
be one as the Father and I are one
"I pray not only for them,
but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
so that they may all be one,
as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
that they also may be in us,
that the world may believe that you sent me.
And I have given them the glory you gave me,
so that they may be one, as we are one,
I in them and you in me,
that they may be brought to perfection as one,
that the world may know that you sent me,
and that you loved them even as you loved me.
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.
John 17: 20-24
let me welcome others as your gift to me
Remove all fears from my heart
and make it a home
for all those who have no home
Turn all those I fear and push away
into brothers, sisters, mothers
Give me a resurrection heart that I may love
as you love