Today's Gospel reading gives us a glimpse of the personal relationship Jesus has with God, his (and our) Father. It is wonderful to see how Jesus does not take claim for anything but gives all credit for what he has done on earth to God. This familial relationship is something unique to Christianity. Most religions keep God at a distance, being a creator but keeping those created at a hands length. Jesus shows us the closeness that is possible as we are adopted children of God. God, our Father, cares for us and takes personal responsibility for our welfare...he even gave us us Jesus, his Son. I stand in awe of this awareness and love showered on us....how Jesus, being of flesh, is now with the Father and is pleading and interceding for us. Taking Jesus' example we should pray for God's children...pleading for people to be led to be in communion with God. It is then the Holy Spirit's responsibility to work in their hearts and bring them to the love of God...but we, like Jesus, can rest knowing we have prayed as intercessors for God's family. God Bless.