St Matthias, Apostle : Thursday 14th May 2020

Daily Word Of God

John 15:9-12, 15-17

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?

  • Jesus said to His apostles, “I commission you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last.” As Jesus’ disciples in today’s world, we are all similarly commissioned to evangelise to all peoples.


  • Yet how often do we “excuse” ourselves with reasons like: “Not yet, as I am too busy; I have children to look after, housework to complete, my boss disapproves, I am not capable, I am afraid, tired, the financial markets are going up/down” and the like?


  • When God hears all these “reasons”, how do you think He would feel and what would be His challenge to us?  No task would be too difficult or efforts too small, if we do it out of love for God.