The Rev Katheryn M King proclaims the gospel of John's telling of final instructions to the disciples and transforming them from slaves (δούλους) to friends (φίλοι). The disciple is called to love God and love neighbor with the same love that God gives to us - concrete, public, and visible in order to transform the world.
Given at the 500 pm worshiping community at Grace Episcopal Church, Traverse City, Pure Michigan, USA
1 John 5:1-6
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen