Saturday, May 1, 2010

On Loving One Another Through our Own Ways

First Reading: Acts 14:21-27
Responsorial Psalm: I will praise Your Name for ever, my King and my God. (Ps. 145: 8-9; 10-11; 12-13)
Second Reading: Rev. 21:1-5a

Gospel Reading: Jn. 13: 31-33a; 34-35

When Judas had left them, Jesus said,

“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

If God is glorified in him,

God will also glorify him in himself,

and God will glorify him at once.

My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.

I give you a new commandment: love one another.

As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

This is how all will know that you are my disciples,

if you have love for one another.”


The Gospel passage, taken from the Last Supper account of the Gospel of St. John, has this scenario: Jesus knew who will betray Him, and in the verses before this, it was emphasized how His glorification be in His crucifixion.


"Love one another." Very cliche, isn't it?

How would we express this kind of love in this time of hatred and uncertainty? Simple. we have to forget, even for a while, our own interest for the company of others, in which God is in our midst, so that by glorifying Him through our works in correct application of faith, we are also glorified. Therefore, loving one another by working hard for God is glorifying Him, and in turn, He shares this glory to those who do His will.

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