Into the Circle of God’s Love

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May 22, 2014 by bobet888

“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.”

John 15 : 9 – 11

May 20, 2014 Bible Reading and Gospel

All human relationships need to be governed by love and self-offering. Any relationship that focuses on the self will shrivel and die. Eventually, the other person would have no more love to give as there is no reciprocal infilling of love tanks. We begin to understand this dynamic better as we reflect on the selfless nature of the Father’s love for His Son, and vice versa. Elsewhere in the Gospels, Jesus continues the image by saying that we need to love one another in the same way that God has loved us and that we want others to love us.

The circle is now complete. The image of the Father and Son’s love for each other comes first. We are drawn into the circle of that love, and then we are commanded to continue it by loving one another. In this way, love will continue to abound indefinitely. This is the intention of God as He knows that true love has the power to change peoples’ lives for the better. Discipline can bring a certain level of change in a person, in so far as he is motivated to accept the pain out of fear. However, love is self-fulfilling and self-perpetuating. Love, as so many saints and theologians have come to realize, is beautiful.

source: Kerygma Family


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