All who live in me, and I in them, bear much fruit.

A reading from the holy gospel according to John  15:9-14

Jesus said to his disciples: “I have loved you, just as my Father has loved me. So make sure that I keep on loving you. If you obey me, I will keep loving you, just as my Father keeps loving me, because I have obeyed him. “I have told you this to make you as completely happy as I am. Now I tell you to love each other, as I have loved you. The greatest way to show love for friends is to die for them. And you are my friends, if you obey me.”

The gospel of the Lord.