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FAITHFULNESS AND HOPEFULNESS

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion This Sunday Gos­pel read­ing is an exten­sion and applic­a­tion of that of last Sunday (cf. John 13:31–35). Last Sunday, new com­mand­ment was giv­en. This Sunday, the the­or­et­ic­al com­mand to love is expec­ted to be demon­strated by heed­ing to the instruc­tions or words of the Gos­pel. It is the only evid­ence of faith­ful­ness. This is the major theme of this chapter. The kind of love Jesus is refer­ring to is expressed with agapē. This choice indic­ates that such love is uncon­di­tion­al and not attached to…

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