Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson: "One Foot in Eternity"

“Being with someone who is dying and witnessing them being here and yet already there” is how the Rev. Phillip Jackson describes our encounter with Jesus in today’s Gospel reading.  When Jesus prays aloud for his disciples he seems to be speaking from across time, because “time has no meaning in eternity” and therefore this final prayer, a prayer for all of us, has already been answered. The scriptures are Acts 1:15–17, 21–26; 1 John 5:9–13; Psalm 1; and John 17:6–19.