Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Love One Another” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples, “I commission you to go out and bear fruit; fruit that will last . . . and to love one another.” Ponder on, “This Wisdom of Jesus to ‘bear fruit’, challenges us with the truth that we cannot love God without loving one another; for every person is loved by God as His child.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I shall no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know the master’s business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.
‘You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name. My command to you is to love one another.’