On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 29, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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How do we show Jesus we love Him? By observing His commandments, the ten and more. That is the ten embodied in the two governing ones, to worship, honour and love God with our all and to love another as He has loved us.  Do we yet embrace the latter call to love one another with a divine love? 

For He loved us without reservation, without condition, a love so pure. A sacrificial love, a love which brings mercy, forgiveness and peace. We are called to do the same. Have we? Can we? How?

Jesus loved us to the end and still some more, for He left us not on our own, to fall and hurt ourselves or to stray and be lost. Great is the love of our God that even after He ascended He is with us still. In the Eucharist and His finger, His breath the Holy Spirit teaching, guiding showing us the way and more.

Oh Lord, our God, You dwell among us, You dwell within us, who are obedient to Your Word. We adore and worship You with all our hearts, all our minds and souls. By Your grace we love one another as You love us. Amen

GOSPEL John 14:21–26

Jesus said to his disciples:“Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, “Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. “I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”

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