Who has not sounded bossy? We so like to tell others just what to do and what not to do. Remember how it feels to be treated that way the next time you are tempted to boss around someone else. Talk like you are equals – which you are!
[A way to live John 15:9-17 from readings in many churches for 5/10/15,the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Jesus treats us as peers without claiming to be in authority over us; it is together that we work to carry out God’s loving and just reign among us.]