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THURSDAY 19 May 2022

John 15:9-11

Jesus said to his disciples: ĎAs 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 Fatherís 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.í


Reflection

Jesus speaks explicitly of his love for us. As he has been loved, so we are loved by his. He speaks of keeping commandments, but in this context this is not about rules. It is a response of the heart. True love always has to be a freely given response of the heart. We cannot be compelled to love nor can we compel anyone to love us. This love of God is about making us truly joyful. To be truly joyful means to be at peace, even in times of difficulty. Knowing that we are loved is what carries us through life.

 

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