Lectio – John 14:15-21 – Love, truth and obedience…

Truth, love and obedience these elements are entangled in todays reading.

The obedience of love is not one of subjugation or pressure – the obedience of love is a desire, a passion… and the core is the knowledge and understanding of the truth that God loved us first… totally, completely and perfectly and has been looking for us to return to him.

Blessings… today live loved, live as His beloved… then obedience is easy.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. 18 No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. 20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”

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