The final statement is perhaps the most beautiful part of this prayer. Jesus says, “I have given them the glory that you gave me.”
Ultimately, the role of the shepherd is to give sheep the glory God.
The glory Jesus received from the Father is of epic proportions. The reason he gave it was so that the apostles would be united, one as he was one with the Father.
Shepherds, it is the glory of God given to the sheep that provides a basis for unity, that we might all be one.
What a fitting way to conclude the role of the shepherd from Jesus’ prayer.