What wonderful words to greet us today, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you”.
Through Jesus we are invited into the incredible, eternal love that exists between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He calls us to remain there: why would we want to go anywhere else? The way to remain in this love is to follow Jesus example of obedience to the Father. To live like this is not to be trapped in slavish obedience to God, but rather to know the joy of being set free to live life as it was really intended.
This love of God for us is to overflow in our lives: we are to love others as Christ has loved us, giving our lives sacrificially for others.
May love for God and love for others characterise our lives today.