The Logic of Love

The Sixth Sunday in Easter, Year B    John 15:9-17

Nick reads the one-minute Firestarter.

The power of God’s love for us is complete. Just as is the love between the Father and the Son, so is the love between Jesus and us. We can only get a glimpse at understanding this divine reality. However, beyond their human grasp is the embracing of these truths by faith.

Just accept Jesus’ acceptance of you. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. “Jesus died for you. This divine love is to flow toward one another. Remember the words of Jesus in John 13:34: “Love one another, as I have loved you.” Will you die in self-sacrifice for your brothers and sisters

The Reading for Today

Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.

Daily Bible Breaths

This week: version for Children and Families

4 thoughts on “The Logic of Love

  1. 13 No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.

    This translation opens up a new thought. Verse 13 is understood to refer to dying for one’s friends, but another way to give up your life for your friends is to give up how you live, what you do, what you have on the calendar. While certainly not the same as dying it is a significant gift of love, one that most people find very difficult to give. Now think about Jesus and the apostles. They were his friends who did what he commanded. He called, they gave up life as they lived it, and lastly he gave up life itself. What amazing love, what purity!

    Will I die in self-sacrifice for my friends? I pray that I will if I am called to.
    Will I live in self-sacrifice for my friends? I try to and pray that God guides me in service.


      • No, I don’t mean your average care giver. Many people do that, but there are a very few extra special people out there. I’ll tell you about a special family if you’re interested.


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