This Sunday we continue in the farewell discourse in the Gospel of John and continue the themes of abiding in God’s love and loving one another. But our readings also start to pick up themes of baptism, mission and bearing fruit.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love…
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. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.
-John 15:9, 15-16