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

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Reflection for September 14, Monday The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: John 3:13-17

Gospel: John 3:13-17
Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
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How do we usually love? We love those who love us. For those who do not love us we also have a tendency not to love them in return. This reaction is perhaps influenced by our human frailties and our natural human reaction.

Unlike how we love the love of God is encompassing, it’s for everyone of us. Even if we are sinners God’s love is still ours to claim for it’s always there for us. We are in fact are always within the ambit of God’s love no matter who we are.

When we love we always love with measure, or we calibrate the love that we give to the love that we receive. But in hindsight why don’t we try to love as how God loves? Why can’t we also love even those who don’t love us back and even those who hate us?

One of the important signs of a true follower of God is when we are able to love even those who don’t love us back. When we are able to forgive even those who don’t ask for our forgiveness. – Marino J. Dasmarinas  

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