Remain in the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Remain in the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ

As the Father loves him, so does Jesus love us.  And to remain in his love, that is, to keep his commandment of love, is what he wants us to do. Jesus is saying farewell to his disciples.  He comforts them, assuring them that where he will be, there too they will be,...
Vine and Branches and Much Fruit

Vine and Branches and Much Fruit

Jesus is the vine and his disciples, the branches.  Remaining in Jesus, and he in them, the disciples bear much fruit. Remaining now in the true vine, Paul gives much fruit. He does not only speak boldly in the name of Jesus. He also toils harder than all the other...
Shepherds Who Are Good and Sheep That Discern

Shepherds Who Are Good and Sheep That Discern

Jesus is the good Shepherd.  He knows his sheep, and they know and follow him.  But they run away from shepherds they do not know and whose voice they do not recognize. God condemns rulers who take advantage of their people.  They are shepherds who pasture...
Ghost – Phantom,  Dead, Fright, False, Fake

Ghost – Phantom, Dead, Fright, False, Fake

Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly risen.  Those who genuinely believe in him meet him really alive in our midst.  He is not a ghost. The risen Jesus gives his disciples the greeting of peace.  But just the same, his sudden appearance frightens and surprises them.  They...
Missionaries just like the One Who Sends Them

Missionaries just like the One Who Sends Them

Jesus is the model of the true missionary.  He sends us who claim to be Christians as his missionaries, for the sake of others. As the Father has sent him, so Jesus sends his disciples.  That is to say, God’s missionary par excellence, in turn, makes his disciples...
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