Spirit of Truth

“Spirit of Truth”
John 15:26
Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When they lead you away and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say. But say whatever will be given to you at that hour.

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You Are My Friends

“You Are My Friends”
Adapted from John 15:12-14
Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Do you see that the love of God is intertwined with our own and connected like a sort of chain? Thus, it sometimes says that there are two commandments, sometimes only one.

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As the Father Loves Me

“As the Father Loves Me”
John 15:9
Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.

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Remain in Me

“Remain in Me”
John 15:4
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.

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The Holy Spirit, Our Teacher

“The Holy Spirit, Our Teacher”
Abridged from John 14:26
Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.

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No Greater Love

“No Greater Love”
John 15:13 Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:11

Greater love has no one than this: 
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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I AM the True Vine

“I AM the True Vine”
John 15:1
Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

You brought a vine out of Egypt;
you drove out nations and planted it.

Psalm 80:8 (9)

I AM the true vine,
and my Father is the vine grower.

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Following Christ

The Crucifixion, Mosaic in the Monastery of Hosias Lukas.

5th Week of Easter, Saturday

“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.”

John 15:18

From the moment of Christ’s birth, danger loomed as news of an infant king reached the ears of King Herod.… Read the rest

What is Friendship?

Russian icon, The Mystical Supper (early 14th century). Fresco in Vatopedi Monastery, Mt. Athos.

5th Week of Easter, Friday

John 15:12-17

“I have called you friends.”

Extraordinary words uttered by Jesus. Greek philosophers like Aristotle had already proven for centuries that friendship with the gods was impossible.… Read the rest