Sixth Sunday of Easter

John 15:9-17

In eight brief verses the word loveis mentioned nine times. The word friendis mentioned three times. Do you know when Jesus spoke these words? The night before he died. For a person who is about to die – of all the things Jesus could have addressed to his disciples – he speaks of loveandfriendship. This is the Son of God – and he’s talking about his relationship with us! Friendship was very much a part of the life of Jesus Christ. This gospel is all about love and friendship. How are we doing in this area? How effective are we in loving one another? Are we a true friend to someone?