Amy Zalk Larson. Click here to read scripture passages for the day. Whatever your experience in your own family, the good news is that God, the ultimate parent, provides us all with roots and wings. We hear about them in our scripture readings today. We hear about what roots and grounds us — the love of God. We are called to abide in that love, to sink down into it and let it nurture us so that we will bear the fruit of love. We also hear about what gives us wings, what propels us out of the nest, helps us to take risks and enter the unknown — that is the Holy Spirit.
Create a New Bin
May 6, 2018 | Lamentations (Part 4): Don't Stop Lamenting
As a registered user, you'll also enjoy the ability to save content, access subscriber-only content and share. Each day, if we pay attention to life around us, we will be surprised, maybe astonished, at things that happen to us. Acts 10 may be one of the most astonishing chapters in the New Testament, containing the story of Peter and Cornelius—the prime instance of Jewish Christianity pioneering into a Gentile culture. With this sentence, Luke portrays the astonished circumcised believers or Jewish Christians with Peter on his mission to Cornelius house. Most of chapter 10 is given over to the double visions experienced by both Peter and Cornelius—a divine conspiracy getting the two together.
Mike Holly. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.
He had washed their feet as a symbol of self-sacrificing love, then explained his new command to love each other as he loved them. Their distress upon hearing of his imminent departure led him to console them by promising to send them another Comforter from the Father to be with them. In that context, he repeated his command that they love each other. After leaving the Last Supper, Jesus continued the discussion by comparing himself to a vine with his disciples being the branches. He urged them to remain in that relationship. Jesus then described not only his ongoing presence with them, but how that presence would affect their relationships with each other. Before going to our Gospel reading in John 15, we need to clarify what John means by the word love. Note this from The New Bible Dictionary :.