“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own… but because you do not belong to the world, the world hates you” (John 15:18-19).
Lord help us to hear the Spirit and the call to possible change.
"As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love." (John 15:9)
“I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Mt 28:20)”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. " (Jn 14:27)
He "looked" upon the rich young man and "loved him" (Mk 10:21).
I give you a new commandment: love one another.As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. (Jn 13:34-35)
We now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us, I have made you a light to the Gentiles that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.” (ACTS 13: 47)
“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Jn 14:6)
whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
"So what I say, I say as the Father told me." (John 12:50b)
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27)
I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved. (Jn 10:9)
Lord, we thank you for being our constant protector and we ask you to ease the burdens of this world from our shoulders.
"Do you also want to leave? Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe "... (Jn 6:68)
“Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that, if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains” (Acts 9:1-2).
“Do you understand what you are reading? He replied: How can I unless someone
instructs me!” (Acts 8:26-40)
Lord stand with me as I share with others the marvel of your love. Help me what I'm rejected and not accepted
“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you." (Jn 6:26)
"So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name [Jesus]." (Acts 5:41)
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 )
Lord, we celebrate you in this Easter season and we know you will guide us in showing our love for your son Jesus to the world so that the world may see your love for everyone.
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life." (Jn 3:35)
O loving God, sometimes you shake us up out of our comfortable spot. You want us to become more aware of those in our world who are suffering . Help us to open our eyes and to do what we can to help them.