Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for May 9, 2021.
Description: Servanthood is the mark of true Christian living. Jesus emphasized this during the Last Supper, saying that he came not to be served, but to serve, and that likewise we should serve one another. In his parables, he often referred to believers as “servants” of the Kingdom. But in John 15:9-17, Jesus says that he wants us to be his friends, not his slaves. Is he contradicting himself? This reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter can evangelize and build up the faith of your parishioners.
Jesus said, “This is my commandment: Love one another the way I love you.” It’s the supreme commandment; call it the Commandment of Friendship. He says, “You know how I love you, my friends: I openly share with you everything that the Father tells me.” His friends realize that what he shares (through scripture and through the Church) reveals our opportunities to love. Every commandment is rooted in love. Every Church teaching is based on scriptures that help us know when and how to love.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 6th Sunday of Easter, stewardship, Charismatic prayer groups, Confirmation classes, adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.
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