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5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER.
Acts 14:21-27. Psalm 144(145):eight-13. Apocalypse 21:1-five. John 13:31-35.
I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God – Psalm 144(145):8‑13.
‘I give you a new commandment – like one particular yet another.’
Jesus speaks as one particular currently glorified since the events relating to his glorification have currently begun. As Jesus ready the disciples for his approaching departure, he emphasised the commandment to like. There will be a short-term separation in his death, but in their like for one particular yet another the disciples will nonetheless be capable to expertise Jesus in their midst.
Furthermore, they are to like as Jesus loves, not selectively, but with a like that extends to all individuals. This sort of like will be a sign that they are definitely his disciples and that he is nonetheless living in them.
May perhaps we be prepared to acquire the abundant like Jesus provides us then may possibly we let this flow out to other folks. Lord, aid me to see how you reside in me as I seek to place your like into action.
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