Sunday 19 May 2019

About Today Readings

5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER.

Acts 14:21-27. Psalm 144(145):8-13. Apocalypse 21:1-5. John 13:31-35.

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God – Psalm 144(145):8‑13. 

‘I give you a new commandment – love one another.’

Jesus speaks as one already glorified because the events relating to his glorification have already begun. As Jesus prepared the disciples for his approaching departure, he emphasised the commandment to love. There will be a temporary separation in his death, but in their love for one another the disciples will still be able to experience Jesus in their midst.

Moreover, they are to love as Jesus loves, not selectively, but with a love that extends to all people. This kind of love will be a sign that they are truly his disciples and that he is still living in them.

May we be ready to receive the abundant love Jesus gives us; then may we let this flow out to others. Lord, help me to see how you live in me as I seek to put your love into action.

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