John 15:15-17 (NRSV)
Theme: Christ calls us friends and commands us to love another. Let us discover Christ in one another, recognizing Christ in our community through our friendships, individuals making one loving group.
I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.