Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. 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 not call you servants any more, 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; and then the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name. What I command you is to love one another.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The love between the Father and Son is so intense and intimate that both of them think and act as one perfect divine union, in the Spirit.
- Jesus loves each of us personally and intensely even though our love for Him in return is often fickle, frivolous and unfaithful.
- However, Jesus continues to have the infinite patience and mercy to nurture our love for Him. “Lord Jesus, you chose us to bear fruit; fruit that will last. Nourish us with your graces so that we may love others more fully.”