love one another as I love you

May 15, 2020 6:01 am

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (JN 15: 12-13)

We call this a new commandment. But its novelty is not in to “love one another,” but in “as I love you.” We are invited to imitate His love, which is His Father’s love to us, expressed by Our Lord in the most amazing way. “To lay down one’s life” is a daily life of every married and consecrated person; more joy is in giving not in receiving. The givers are happier than receivers.

“I call you my friends, says the Lord, for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak