A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
Jesus said to the disciples,
“If you love me
and obey the command I give you,
I will ask the One who sent me
to give you another Paraclete –
to be with you always:
the Spirit of truth,
which the world cannot accept
since the world neither sees Her nor recognizes Her;
but you can recognize this Spirit
because She remains with you
and will be within you.
I will not leave you orphaned;
I will come back to you.
A little while now and the world will see me no more;
but you see me as one who has life,
and you will have life.
On that day you will know
that I am in God,
and you in me, and I in you.
Those who obey the commandments
are the ones who love me;
and those who love me
will be loved by Abba God.
I, too, will love them
and will reveal myself to them.”
The Good News as spoken through John.