Jesus’s Departing Prayer Incites a Different Kind of Revolution/Easter 7B/John 17:6−19
Jesus, talking about “the world” seems to be describing the desired action rather than describing the status quo: the culture or people. You sent me, I came, I taught, I send, may you protect them, I sanctified so that they could be sanctified. It is all action. None of it is about who any of us is on the inside. None of it is about screwing up or evil or bad people or a bad culture.