Where can you know abundant life? Where can you still grow?
Transcript of Video:
We are Brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist and so we have a particular dedication to the fourth gospel and to its witness, it’s a unique witness among the gospels. All of the gospels are important. They all teach us about Jesus and illuminate who He was and why He came and what He accomplished in a variety of ways. We find a particular affinity with the gospel of John, the fourth gospel. And as our rule says as we come into this community, we’ll learn to love and appreciate this gospel. In the chapter, in one of the chapters of our rule it says, “If we are truly called by God into this society we can be sure that the gospel of John will be an unfailing source of life and light for us. If we become intimately familiar with it by prayer and study, its riches will prove to be limitless. In times of difficulty when we’re tempted to turn away, we should trust that this gospel will be our rock and mainstay.”
And I certainly experienced that. My life has very much been shaped by this gospel and by its message. And this is the purpose of our six-week video series here to try to share this gospel with you and its message about love and life. The title of our series is Love Life and we want to talk about the abundant life that Jesus promises us in this gospel. And we’ll be looking at it through a variety to themes: revelation, invitation, participation, collaboration and location. We’ll look at those themes over the course of the six weeks. But we’ll be really sharing from our hearts what this gospel means to us and what we believe it can mean to you all.
-Br. David Vryhof