The Best Gift – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Jesus does not say that we have to keep his commandments in order to prove our love for him. He is saying that if we love him and fulfill the commandments, he will ask the Father to send us another Paraclete,this word comes from the Greek para (alongside) and Kletos (called). Paraclito means, literally,someone called to help of another who is in trouble. Someone who speaks for an innocent victim. It can be translated into the following: someone who comforts, intercessor, defense lawyer, or advocate.
Jesus promises that he will beg the Father to send us another Paraclete. Its means we already have one. The Father will send us a second one.
We have a question: Why the need for a second Paraclete? Because Jesus was limited by time and space (Palestine 2000 years ago). Now He is preparing to go to heaven to continue being our Paraclete(1 John); The Second Paraclete is the Holy Spirit that will last forever, and he will go everywhere.
Jesus says at the end in John 14:21, Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, it is who loves Me, he will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
In the fourth gospel we do not have a list of commandments, but the basis for observing them. Jesus at the Last Supper washes the feet of the apostles and commands them to imitate him in the service. Jesus commands them to believe in both the Father and the Son and Jesus gives them the new commandment of love: Love each other as Jesus has loved them, that is, until they die for those they love.
If we live this way, how can we not be loved by the Father and how can we not receive the manifestation of Jesus?