6th Sunday of Easter
Reading I: Acts 10:25-26,34-25,44-48 II: 1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in love.
11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the Master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.
16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.
17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

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"Love one another as I have loved you." This love is beautifully demonstrated in Jesus' willingness to lay down his life on our behalf. By loving each other, we remain in Jesus' love.

  1. As we meditate on the image of the vine, or on the word "abide", how is this reflecting your own community? Do you belong to any believing community? Who are the members? What does this community mean to you?
  2. Love is not a word but an action. What are some of the problems in your community? Misunderstanding? How does a loving action bring the community together?
  3. Reflect on an experience of being loved by someone, recall the happiness, how is this experience a manifestation of Jesus' love?

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