This Sunday’s second scripture selection reveals the answer to a very important question, “…how we shall know that we belong to the truth…(1 JN 3:19) Those who keep Jesus’ commandments remain in Jesus and Jesus in them. So what are Jesus’ commandments?
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us. (1 JN 3:23)
Jesus commands us to love as he has taught, i.e. as related in the Gospels: do not judge; forgive always’ pray for your enemies, love your neighbors as yourself; pick up your cross daily and follow me; seek and find, ask and it will be given, knock and the door will open; don’t worry about your place in line; Bloom where you are; whether your first of last does not matter. These are Jesus’ commandments. Do these things and you will live.