John 13:1b He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.
Jesus reminds that this is so: If we receive Jesus, believe and remain in His love, we receive the one who sent Him, which is God the Father. When Jesus sends us for souls, whoever receives us who are remaining in His love, receives Jesus. This responsibility of remaining in His love heightens when we realize that Jesus sends us out to bring Him to souls, so that others may receive Jesus through us who remain in Him.
Jesus iterates His command to love others as He has loved us. This is requisite so that others will know that we belong to Jesus, that we remain in His love and are sent by Him for souls. All will know, Jesus says. They will know that we belong to Him, are His devoted, personal students--His followers--if we love one another.
Jesus now explains the vast encompassment of God's realm, His kingdom come. There is a place for each soul in God, through His Son's preparation of our souls. Believe in Jesus, remain in His love, obey His command of love. He takes us unto Himself now and forever. Where He is, we will be also. We will know the way of love. How? By remaining in His love (God is love), we will know. Love encompasses us all about.
Jesus continues His explanation. We can only come to the Father through knowing Jesus. This means to have a personal relationship, understanding, observation, and familiarity with Jesus. How? Through the Sacraments, Scripture, prayer, sheer belief, and remaining in His love. He tells us that now, in this present moment, and henceforth, we know the Father as well as Jesus. Believe! His way is truth and life.
Jesus speaks and does what the Father tells and does in Him. They are one. He seriously means for us to believe that He and the Father are one in being. Next Jesus explains that if we believe in Him (and thus remain in His love and obey His command to love others as He loves us) that we will be empowered to do the works that He does, and even greater works since He is going to the Father. This is a matter of doing the Lord's will, for if we believe in Him we remain in His love, and we love others from within His love, as He loves. We become united in His love, and His love is His will, and His will is love, which is one with the Father as well.
Of course, if we remain in Jesus' love, we will keep His commandments because Jesus' love is His will and His will is His love. Therefore, Jesus promises thus to give us the Spirit of truth, the Advocate, the Holy Spirit to always be with us, and we will know the Spirit because it will be in us. If we remain in His love and keep His commands...promise in truth.
Do we see this truth? The Holy Spirit will dwell in us and help us see and live this truth. We are not alone even if those in the world do not grasp. We are not alone. Jesus lives in us now and forever, and the Father and us are in Christ, and He is us. All we must do is believe, obey His commands, and remain in His love. Jesus loves and reveals Himself to us. Believe!
Now we learn that if we remain in Jesus' love, and keeps His word, His commands, Jesus and His Father will love and come to dwell in us. If we do not remain in His love, we will not on our own be able to keep His word or commands because His love is His will. In His love, remaining in His love, we will be able to keep His word, His command, as we will be in His will, for this is not only Jesus' word or promise, but the Father's who sent Him to explain to us this and more.
And who will teach us this and more when Jesus is not physically with us? Jesus says the Father will send the Holy Spirit of truth, in Jesus' name, as Advocate, to not only teach us everything but also to remind us of all that Jesus told in His word. He explained this to His believers when on earth, and now they and we may believe because we have seen all He taught lived out through Scripture and in the lives of the saints living before us. They believed in Him, remained in His love, obeyed His command to love one another as He did.
Do we believe now? If not, what more will it take?