(I shall not call you servants any more; I call you friends.)
Jesus said to his disciples: As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Remain in my love! You will remain in my love if you keep my commandments, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
I have told you all this, that my own joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment: Love one another as I have loved you! There is no greater love than this, to give one’s life for one’s friends; and you are my friends, if you do what I command you.
I shall not call you servants any more, because servants do not know what their master is about. Instead I have called you friends, since I have made known to you everything I learned from my Father.
You did not chose me; it was I who chose you and sent you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. And everything you ask my Father in my name, he will give to you.
This is my command, that you love one another.
The Gospel of the Lord.
R.) Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.