Jn 15:12-13 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”
It makes the world go ’round. It brings us together. It never fails.
There are so many kinds of love. The love of a husband for his wife. The love of a mother for her child. The love we have for our closest friends. And yet, all love stems from one source.
I could write a book on how much God loves, us, but He already did. He loves us enough that he gave our ancestors more second chances than they could count. And even after that, when anyone else would have given up, he sent his son to Earth to share His Word. And when that didn’t work, he performed the ultimate act of love.
He died for us.
Many people say they would die for the ones they love. Many brave men and women sacrifice their lives for us every day. But what about Jesus? Would you lay down your life for Him?
Would you profess your belief in Jesus if it meant you would die? It’s not an easy choice. Our free will holds us back, binds us to our earthly home. And yet Jesus died for us. Not only that, but he stated that his greatest commandment is for us to love one another as He loves us.
To be willing to die for each other.
And it doesn’t have to be physically dying. Each time we suffer in His name and offer that suffering up to Him, it brings us closer to our heavenly home. Brings us closer to knowing how Jesus felt on that cross.
As we journey together into the Triduum – the three days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil – let us remember God’s commandment and what it means to us. To love each other as He loves us.
Love and Blessings to all –