“They do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to the world.”
In his prayer to the Father, Jesus mentions this truth as the basis for much of his petition. Our Lord came to this world, but was not a part of it. The world sought independence from God; Jesus sought to do his will.
As the Lord’s people, how does not belonging to the world, but to God, define our motives, thoughts and actions? What makes us different?