Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Gospel Reflections for Sunday May 2: Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

My Reflections:
Love is always easy to give when we receive something in return for example a husband or a wife who love each other faithfully—neither one of them betrayed their marriage vows. This is the ideal set-up thus there’s a healthy exchange of endless love.

What if the husband betrayed the trust of his wife and eventually the wife discovered that the husband has another family. Should the wife continue on loving her philandering husband?

The wife must continue on loving her husband no matter what. Jesus in the gospel commands us to love one another and this kind of love is not an external love it is a love deeply rooted in our hearts and minds. This is the Agape love or Unconditional love.

Jesus love for us is Agape no matter who we are; no matter how deeply we’ve hurt Him; Jesus still love us we must emulate this kind of love.

When there is a spousal betrayal of trust this secular world would tell us not to love him/her anymore. But Jesus prefers us to continue on loving our spouses even if there is betrayal of trust—let us always remember that Jesus loved us without any precondition it was a wholesale kind of love; a non-discriminatory form of love. …

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