Friday 18 April 2014

Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

Do we truly and really love? Or do we merely "like" or "enjoy" under the appearance of love? Sometimes we come across people who genuinely love others and just as today's Gospel tells us, they would even be willing to "lay down his life for his friends." Other times, we come across individuals who love because it is convenient or advantageous to them, or provides self-gratification, but deep down in their hearts there is no love. What about you? Where do you stand?

In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us that we are His friends if we do what He commands us. What did He command us to do? Jesus tells us in the Gospel: "What I command you is to love one another." Moreover, Jesus has chosen us; and commissioned us to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last. Are we loving others and sharing Jesus' love with others, just as Jesus loves us? Or are we hoarding love only for ourselves? Is our love genuine? Or has our love become more and more selfish or self-centred? We may appear to be able to hide our true intentions or true self, but we cannot run away from the "fruit" of our "love."

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