Bearing with one another through love

October 24, 2014 12:10 pm

“I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace…” (Eph 4: 1-3)

We can live “in a manner worthy of the call we have received” or below our dignity, unfortunately. The first kind of life is based on “all humility and gentleness, with patience,” the second one consumes others: expects and demands with impatience. The “unity of the spirit” needs to be preserved, and it requires us “to bear with one another through love” -and the bond of peace. As a result of such an attitude, we get peace, freedom from our own expectations and joy. It is worth to live this way.

“O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (Entrance Antiphon)

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