Sunday, April 24, 2016
Love one another as I have loved you...
This Sunday's Gospel has Jesus giving us a new commandment. We are to love one another as He has loved us. Later in John's Gospel we hear Jesus saying, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. We know that He loved us, and still loves us, but as the Father loves Him, He loves us. That is mind-blowing! And it is by our love that others know we are followers of Jesus!
I have been so loved; now I must love others with that tremendous love. Let us pray for one another so that we realize that this new commandment is what we are to concentrate on today. Pope Francis says that if we keep the corporal works of mercy, we are loving as Jesus asks us to love everyone.