6th Week of Easter : Sunday, 5th May 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 15:9-17

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.’

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.”