From today’s Liturgy of the Hours Office of Reading – St. Irenaeus’
…In Proportion to God’s need of nothing is man’s need for
communion with God.
This is the glory of man: to persevere and remain in the service
of God. For this reason the Lord told his disciples: You did not choose me
but I chose you. He meant that his disciples did not glorify him by following
him, but in following the Son of God they were glorified by him. As he said:
I wish that where I am they also may be, that they may see my glory.