“Remain In My Love…”

Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 15:9-7. JN 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
and your joy might be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I no longer call you slaves,
because a slave does not know what his master is doing.
I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,
so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another.”

“I Have Glorified It and Will Glorify It Again…..”

Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. WIth love and complete gratitude, here is the Gospel of John JN 12:20-33

Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast
came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, 
and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”
Philip went and told Andrew; 
then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
Jesus answered them, 
“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Amen, amen, I say to you, 
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, 
it remains just a grain of wheat; 
but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it,
and whoever hates his life in this world
will preserve it for eternal life.
Whoever serves me must follow me, 
and where I am, there also will my servant be.
The Father will honor whoever serves me.

“I am troubled now. Yet what should I say?
‘Father, save me from this hour’?
But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name.”
Then a voice came from heaven, 
“I have glorified it and will glorify it again.”
The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder; 
but others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
Jesus answered and said, 
“This voice did not come for my sake but for yours.
Now is the time of judgment on this world; 
now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
And when I am lifted up from the earth, 
I will draw everyone to myself.”
He said this indicating the kind of death he would die.

“For God So Loved the World That He Gave His Only Son…”

Compassion of Jesus

Awhile back , the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With LOVE and gratitude – here is the Gospel of John. JN 3:14-21

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, 
so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, 
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish 
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, 
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, 
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, 
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
And this is the verdict,
that the light came into the world, 
but people preferred darkness to light,
because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light
and does not come toward the light, 
so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, 
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

“Peace I Leave You, My Peace I Give To You”

Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. I had a beloved family member over this Sunday and am just getting this out on Monday. After prayer to God, this time, the angels helped me select the reading.  With Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 14: 23-29.

Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me “I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you. Peace* I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe.

“What Are You Looking For?”

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 1: 35-42  JN 1:35-42

John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” — which translated means Teacher —,
“where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.
It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
He first found his own brother Simon and told him,
“We have found the Messiah” — which is translated Christ —.
Then he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of John;
you will be called Cephas” — which is translated Peter.

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Jesus had said that “He is the Good Shepherd…..I know my sheep and my sheep know me.  My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they will follow me….” (JOHN 10: 14,  27). Here in this reading,  this is highlighted by the accounts from the disciples and Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit who helps us to recognize Jesus’ voice, Jesus himself and his Word of Everlasting Life. Jesus has known us from the beginning. When Jesus speaks, we recognize through His Holy Spirit, that he is the Good Shepherd, the Salvation of many, One with the Father. To know Jesus is to know the Father- who is the Everlasting and Eternal God I AM; Heavenly Father to us all.

“Just As the Living Father Sent Me…”

Jesus 2

Awhile back the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of John.  JN 6:51-58

 Jesus said to the Jewish crowds:
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world.”

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me
and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

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Jesus is the true Living Eucharist and the Living Word. Living in Him and Receiving Him and Receiving Him in the Eucharist, Jesus is asking us to be more like him (he can help us to do that!), to live in love and to serve each other in love- in the Power of the Holy Spirit, the compassion of Christ, and the Love of God. When we receive Him in our hearts and remain in His Love, there He and the Father will remain with and in us- until we see Him in His Glory. 

“Peace Be With You…”

 

Jesus embrace

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel readings. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 20:1-23 on this special Pentecost Sunday .   JN 20:19-23

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

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We are all in His Peace when we walk with the Lord, and when we focus upon him in our hearts. 

God had glorified Jesus, giving Him authority over all of His Kingdom, including the ability to send the Holy Spirit. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are One in each other. Jesus is One in God and God is in Him and  it is in through the Holy Spirit, that we ourselves are also able to share in this Matrimony of the Lord. Making us one in Christ, one in God one in the Holy Spirit. This is why it is so important to love. God is Love and when we remain in His love we remain one in the Father, and the Son And the Holy Spirit- and His Authority.

We can hold steadfast to the Divine Peace that Jesus shares with us. Not peace as we know it, but Divine Peace that surpasses all human understanding, and ask for the Divine Understanding and Divine Wisdom that enables us to use our God-Given Authority, Peace, Love, Gifts, Abilities -in the highest way possible that Glorifies God the Father, who blesses us- so we can go forth in His Authority.  “Peace be with You” is one of the Lord’s Divine Gifts and Promises. By focusing on His Holy Name and Inviting Him into our hearts, we can feel His Eternal Love and Peace, that we are never separate from. 

In Jesus Name