Today’s Gospel presents the distinction between a generic spirituality, which emphasizes our decision for God, and authentic Christian faith, which is the recognition that God has chosen us in Christ. It is God’s choice—his election of us in Christ as not only his followers but his friends—that matters most.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 10: 25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Psalm – Psalm 98: 1-4
Reading 2 – 1 John 4: 7-10
Gospel – John 15: 9-17