By abiding in the love that is God and mediated to us through Christ, we are called upon to love and therefore share in the joy that comes from Jesus. Moses was chosen by God to redeem Israel from bondage.
There is a strong sense of mutuality present in this discourse, as Jesus says to the disciples—you’re no longer servants, you’re friends. It is one of equality, and according to John, Jesus is lifting his disciples (and us) to such a status. God chose David to form a kingdom despite his youth and lowly position.
And the fruit that we are commanded to produce is fruit that will last.Could this be why Jesus has chosen us to be his friends, that he might share with us the vision of God, which is rooted and grounded in love?It is important to remember that this status is not one we can aspire to. There was nothing about these persons that made them stand out, but God made the choice. We probably make too much of their apparent lack of distinction, but nonetheless it is Jesus who chooses who will be his companions.As a result, Jesus is going to share everything given to him by the father with them.Further analysis of American Fascism done by the POAC can be read here.
White House and the RNC are going to make a habit of using uniformed military personnel as props at Republican political rallies, despite the fact that it is a plain violation of military regulations banning politicization of the armed forces."You must glorify war in order to get the public to accept the fact that your going to send their sons and daughters to die." The inside story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war movies and the Pentagon Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
If he has chosen us to receive the vision, then there is the expectation that we will act accordingly.
That is, the love that has been shared with us, we are to share with others.
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated.
Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid.
One would expect that the choice is made out of love.