Sixth Sunday of Easter
I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another (15:17)
Love, love, love. All you need is love. Warm fuzzies! What is this longing in our hearts for togetherness? Is it not the sweetest flower? Love!
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (15:12)
Um. As I have loved you?
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (15:13).
John reminds us that the kind of love Christians are called to embody takes a particular, cruciform shape. Read more