I have told you this so that My own joy may be in you and your joy be complete

John 15:11
John 15:9-17

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, B

For many years, the writings of the late Erma Bombeck evoked much laughter and joy from her readers. Once she described an afternoon strategy she employed when her husband would soon be coming home from work …

She said that the first thing he usually did when he came through the front door was to take a deep sniff to see what was cooking in the kitchen. Therefore, when he was due home in twenty minutes and she hadn’t the faintest notion of what was for dinner, she turned the oven on and popped an onion inside. And, in about fifteen minutes, the house was filled with the wonderful aroma of that onion. Sure enough, when her husband came in the front door, he took a sniff, smiled in satisfaction, and turned on the evening news as he patiently awaited his wife’s call to the dinner table. Meanwhile Erma had bought a little extra time to figure out what was actually going to be for…

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