Today's Communion antophon at Mass, John 17.24: Father, I wish that, where I am, those you gave me may also be with me, that they may see the glory that you gave me, alleluia. Are we already with Jesus, witnessing his glory? I ask because many people, especially the older ones, are mired in their past ~ they love to tell the same old stories, usually the less pleasant ones. I feel sorry that they do not see that the waiting Lord wants to show us his glory and to glorify us too. Otherwise, they would be freed from all shackles, past and present, and look forward ardently to going to him!