John 15 and the Contemplation to Attain Divine Love

Contemplation to Attain the Love of God

Michael Sparough, SJ, offers a homily on the Contemplation to Attain Divine Love in response to John 15:9–17, which includes Jesus’ command to his disciples: “Love one another as I have loved you.” Fr. Sparough says that the Contemplation to Obtain Divine Love might better be translated as “a meditation on how God is alluring us. God is luring us to fall in love with him.” He continues on to consider the four meditation points in the contemplation:

  1. Recall the gifts of your life.
  2. God dwells in every one of God’s creatures—including each of us.
  3. Imagine God laboring on our behalf.
  4. The gift becomes divine.


  1. Thank you,Michael,for this meditation; very inspiring. Very glad to hear you accidentally through this video after so many years after our days at Arrupe House!

  2. Thanks for an inspiring meditation that’s enables me to take a long hard look at the real. To pray. Thank you Sir.

  3. Many thanks for this meditation, I found it most inspiring. I have made it many times during my annual retreat. I wish I had discovered this sooner!


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