Christian Scriptures

Job 12: 7-10

But ask the animals, and they will teach you;
and the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;
and the fish of the sea, and they will declare to you.
Who among these does not know,
that the hand of the Creator has done this?
In the hands of the Holy One is the life and breath of every living thing
and the breath of every human being.


John 17: 6-23

I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They are yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me.

Holy Father-Mother, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.

I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father-Mother, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.


(translation from The New Testament and Psalms, An Inclusive Version, Oxford)