When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them was lost except the son of destruction, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled.
… Judas, I guess? I wonser what it means exactly to be “lost”?
I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one.
…the evil one … Ignatius calls him the enemy or the bad spirit … it seems that most modern christians believe more in a depersonalized evil rather than a personification of it as is mentioned here.
Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
… we are a gift to Jesus 🙂 like children? You loved me before the foundation of the world – the trinity existing, 3 in 1, a timeless relationship to which we can belong.