There seemed to be a preoccupation with unity. It ranked pretty high on the scale of Jesus because he prayed it a few times in what is called the High Priestly prayer. When I was looking at this prayer, for the first time I saw the heart of Jesus in it. I have always seen the content, but I must have missed the heart of Jesus. There was some passion flowing in John 17. This wasn't a "prayer", this was a heart to heart conversation with Dad. Jesus was close to His end and He had a few important things to say. One of them was unity.
I wondered why "being one" with God and being unified with one another was so important to Jesus. It is obvious why it is important, but why so close to God's heart. I think it must bring such life to us as individuals and as a group that it pressed on Jesus heart. Moving with God as one and moving together as one has such impact, that Jesus was preoccupied with the subject as He poured out His heart to Dad. "Bring them to unity Dad. Like you and me. Give that to them. They just have to have it."
I fear that we are unified together because we are supposed to be and one with God in some sort of religious sense. Seriously, what does that even mean - one with God? Me in Him and Him in me. Instead of asking what that looks like, because we default to behavior, what does that feel like? When does God's heart leap? When is God's heart saddened? What is it like to have God's love flowing through our hearts. Further, what if we all were there - flowing with love or joy or peace or..., as one with God. Dream about that today.