The Gospel of today is taken from the final testament of Jesus at the Last Supper. Two important ideas are stated: The first is that the death of Jesus will be at the same time his glorification. Far from being a defeat, his death is actually a victory. The second idea is that in the period after the death of Jesus, the real sign of being disciples of Jesus is the love they will have for each other. The measure of their love for each other is Jesus’ love for them and that is love without measure. They are to love each other even to the point of giving up their lives for one another. The first time John uses the word “love” is to announce that it is out of love for the world that God sent his only Son (John 3:16). The human response, however, to this incredible act of love was to prefer the world to God (John 3:16-19). Yet, Jesus’ whole life and ministry continues to be one of God’s love. The measure of love, Jesus says, is to love even when there is no reward and no response. Just as he had given his life for all till the end, the disciples of Jesus are invited to love in a similar way and to be ready to give their lives for others. Our everyday life as disciples of Jesus offers us countless chances to show something of the love of Jesus for others. Our temptation is often to be selective in the love we give or to love others because of some reward or consolation we may get in return. Love of this kind is not really love of the person but rather of self. Yet, love without measure is what makes the disciples a witness of Jesus.