Today is Friday the 14 May, the Feast of St Matthias.
Salt of the Sounds sings, ‘Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross’.
Today’s reading is from the Gospel of John.
What feelings arise in you as you hear Jesus say, “You are my friend,” and as you hear him say “I love you.”? How does that make you feel?
And what about those words, “I chose you”, “I chose you, to go and bear fruit”? How does it feel to hear Jesus speak those words to you?
As you listen again to the words of Jesus, allow yourself to be at home in God’s love.
A common reaction to this passage is to have questions: Why me? Why am I loved? Why was I chosen? What fruit am I supposed to bear? If you have questions, God is listening – speak to the Lord about them now.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.