Our Heart’s Desire

As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you; abide in My love

John 15:9
John 15:1-8

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Fifth Sunday of Easter,

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On a moonlit night in the Garden of Eden, Adam asked Eve: “Do you love me?” Eve replied: “Who else?”

Morning, noon and night, we may ask, “Jesus, do you love me?” And always the same reply, “Who else?” Thus, we read in today’s Gospel Lesson, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you … As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (Jn. 15:9-11).

“Abide in Me” is a call to commitment — a love commitment. True lover that he is, Jesus’ passionate desire is to bring out the best in us, so that our “joy…

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