whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;
Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are those that have not seen and yet have believed.
for I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loves, where thou dost feed, where thou dost make thy flock to rest at noon; for why did I have to be as a wanderer after the flocks of thy companions?
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? What is thy beloved more than another beloved that thou dost so charge us?
His mouth is most sweet; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O virgins of Jerusalem.
Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would surely love me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither did I come of myself, but he sent me.
He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.
He that does not love me does not keep my words, and the word which ye have heard is not mine, but of the Father who sent me.
And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and no one shall take your joy from you.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.
And when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
for the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
And believing, the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace that ye may abound in hope by the virtue of the Holy Spirit.
If any man does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema. Our Lord has come.
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
For the charity of the Christ constrains us because we judge thus: that if one died for all, then all are dead:
who was caught up into paradise and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,
In whom ye also trusted, hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your saving health; in whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of the promise,
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith,
For we are the circumcision, who serve God in spirit and glory in Christ Jesus, having no confidence in the flesh.
Faith, therefore, is the substance of things waited for, the evidence of things not seen.
In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations,
Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious; but unto those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
And when the great Prince of the pastors shall appear, ye shall receive the incorruptible crown of glory.
We love him, because he first loved us.