I Love You!

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For 14 May 2022, Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle, based on John 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sister Connie Koch OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope living in Mount Vernon, N.Y. She has taught special children with learning disabilities and served in parish ministry. Presently she is doing spiritual direction, directed retreats, and programs at The Center at Mariandale in Ossining, New York and is the Promoter of Preaching for the Dominican Sisters of Hope.