Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Week devotions: Maundy Thursday - John 13:1-17 & 31b-35

Bible reading: John 13:1-17 & 31b-35

Today’s verse:             John 13:34-35
“A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. All people will know you are my disciples if you love one another.”

            Love is at the heart of our Christian faith and was the main theme of John’s Gospel, as well as his church letters. The apostle’s love for Jesus was effectively shown by his lifelong devotion to Christ’s’ ministry and mission.

            As 21st century Christians, we are called to continue that ministry by showing love to one another, especially in our church as well as across our community. Our mission is meant to both proclaim and show that Christ’s love for the world still effectively endures.

How do I express my love for Jesus in my life? How is Christ’s love expressed by His Church in today’s society?

Prayer:            Lord Jesus, teach us Your loving ways and help us to be effective witnesses of Your compassion. As we commune with one another, let us also reach out to our community and the world during this sacred time. In Your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.

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