God’s love needs our participation and response.

May the Lord give you peace and happiness in the Holy Spirit. It is 05th May 2024.  Do

May the Lord give you peace and happiness in the Holy Spirit.

It is 05th May 2024.  Do we remain in God’s Love or ours?

We celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

We reflect on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; and John 15:9-17.

Remaining in God’s love is the source of all happiness and joy.

When we can feel and experience the unconditional love of God in Jesus through others, we feel so blessed.

It is merely accepting people as they are with all their choices, likes and dislikes, qualities, and failures, and helping them and leading them to sweeten their lives with God’s love.

In the first reading, St. Peter attempts to share God’s love with the house of Cornelius.

God does not show any partiality in dispensing God’s love to anyone.  God looks at us all as we are with whatever our choices, lifestyle, and cultural milieu we come from and desires to communicate God’s unfathomable love to everyone.

God’s love needs our participation and response.

The willingness and openness to allow God’s love to infuse our inner beings.  We witness the genuine love preached by St. Peter brings the presence of the Holy Spirit to those who hear and wish to experience God’s love.

Let our love for each other be founded and cemented by God’s love which is manifested in the sacrificial love of Jesus on the Cross.

The carnal, lustful, and selfish love does not translate or suggest God’s love in any moment of our lives.

In the second reading, St. John teaches us that love is the only proof that tells others that we are from God and God’s love is in us.

We must not be boggled down to Co-dependent love, Competitive love, or Cooperative love rather we must transcend to reach the peak of the Sacrificial love of Jesus.

The Gospel encourages us to remain in love with Jesus as opposed to the love of the world.  We all need to make a clear choice in love.  We cannot love both the world and Jesus at the same time.  We cannot be the friends of Jesus as well as the world.

Dr Murray Watson interprets, “Love one another in the same way as I have loved you”; it could also mean “Love one another since I have loved you because I have loved you.” We can understand Jesus’ love both as our model and as our motivation.

When we love Jesus, we begin to reach out to love them with their problems, challenges, sicknesses, and life situations.  But if we are in love with the world, we begin to indulge in loving ourselves in a narcissistic or selfish way.

It is time to pass on the love of Jesus manifested on the Cross.

Let our commitment to Christ be shown in our deep love for the suffering humanity not merely by talk but in truth and love.

May you have a good day.  God bless you.

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