Thursday, May 18, 2006
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
— John 15:9–11
In the next line Jesus’ commandments become one commandment:
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
— John 15:12
Not: thou lovest others; but: ye love one another. Not only: I must love, but also: I must bring others to love, and let others bring me to love. This commandment alone will take everything we have. Joy.