MY daily reflection and prayer: Monday, May 04, 2015
The Fifth Week of Easter
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to John 14:21-26
“He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?”
Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. “These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
In Jesus Christ, love surpasses all. His love is stronger than death. He not only speaks of the love he has for each of us and of his Father’s love but also prove it by laying down his life on the cross for our salvation.
Jesus Christ loves each of us unconditionally until the end. His love for each of us is as real and tangible as the love of a mother for her child and the love of a lover who gives all for his beloved. He makes us in love for love to know him personally and to grow in the knowledge of his great love for us and to love him in return.
Jesus Christ says, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.” To love Jesus Christ is to keep his word.
In Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we learn to love Jesus Christ by worshipping him. He gives us the Holy Spirit to help us to grow in the knowledge of God and his great love.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, grant us the Holy Spirit to enable us to experience your love and to be assured of your abiding presence with us. May the Holy Spirit open our ears to hear and understand your word. May we daily dwell upon your word and give you praise in Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist now and forever. Amen.