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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - John 14:15-21

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John 14:15-21

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments", and specifically the commandments to love one another (cf.13-34). How have you experienced the link between love of God and love of those around you?

Jesus is preparing his disciples for his imminent departure and for a future in which he would be with them in a different way. He would not "leave them orphans" but send an "Advocate" to "be with (them) for ever". "He is with you, he is in you". Hoe have you experienced the presence of God with you in your life?

Perhaps you have also experienced the challenge of preparing another (a child, a friend) for a time when you would no longer be physically together. Recall how you gave the message of your ongoing support.

How have you experienced the presence and support of a loved one (parent, spouse, friend) when circumstances have separated you from them?

The proof of the ongoing presence of Jesus with his disciples is that "I live and you will live". Discipleship is about much more than rules and regulations. It is about being alive.

How has discipleship helped you to be more fully alive.

Published Sat 13th May 2023 10:29:12
Last Modified on Sat 13th May 2023 10:30:48

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