DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“I Chose You”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus assures His disciples, “You did not choose Me, I chose you, go out and bear fruit that will last . . .” Ponder on this truth, “Called to be Jesus’ disciple is the greatest honour. Let us pray with gratitude for this divine gift and honour. How have you been living the “call”?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
John 6:60, 64-69
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have loved you just as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete. This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved 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.’