Friday 19 May 2017
Reading 1, Acts 15:22-31
Gospel, John 15:12-17
This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you.
No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you do what I command 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.
To love one another….
The simple commandment from our Father, it doesn’t need to come with full detailed instructions on how and it didn’t come with complicated specifications…
Who falls under the group of “one another”?
Jesus didn’t specify to whom should we share this love from God…
Does he want us to love certain types of people, based on our preferences?
Does he want us to be kind and compassionate to people with the same belief as us?
People who share the same view in life as us?
The simple command is to love one another. No rules, no exceptions.
Jesus has commissioned us to love one another, and go out to bear fruit that will last!
An act of kindness, consideration and above all, respect for others have a chain reaction that will bear results and effect on others that is beyond our knowledge.
How has Jesus touched your hearts today? have we been an extension of him toward others?
Song: A New Commandment