Christ’s Prayer to the Father: Make Them Holy

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Jeff Cavins—reflecting on the prayer of Jesus in John Chapter 17—encourages us to set ourselves apart in truth and to walk in faith and charity. The readings are:

First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 20A, 20C-26
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
Second Reading: 1 John 4:11-16
Alleluia: cf. John 14:18
Gospel: John 17:11B-19


Meet Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives.