Today, however, Jesus is saying the same about loving God, but telling it differently, in the context of comparing our actual affections and love. In this true-to-life way, He jolts us out of our comfort and forces us to see how true is our discipleship.
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Do not be afraid of those who kill the body
All the three readings today have a Lenten/Passion flavour, of vindication through faithful suffering for God.
My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink
In today’s language, “to have fellowship” is to share food and drink together. What greater communion there is when we share the common Meal of the Eucharist in which the Body and Blood of our One Lord is eaten and drunk, together!
God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son
Unity is strength, that will never change. To distance socially is only possible if the whole community is united to agree heartily. But that unity is not possible unless the individual person is himself strong in love and care of others. Remember, God is One and God is Three
Receive the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is the awesome reversal of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9) where tongues and peoples and nations were divided because man challenged to dethrone God from His heights…
Go and make disciples of all nations
At the Ascension, as the disciples were fixated looking at the Risen Lord being lifted up to heaven and disappearing into the clouds, they were told that Jesus would come back in the same way they saw Him going up (at the end of time).
‘He will give you another Advocate’
The God who gives us the Way, the Truth, and the Life, to whom we bear witness, is of course the HOLY SPIRIT given us by Jesus risen from the dead.
‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’
Jesus shows He knows and feels the troubles and anxieties in the depth of our heart – the terrifying fear of getting nowhere and getting lost…
‘I am the gate of the sheepfold’
The ultimate definition of a GOOD Shepherd is that He gives His own life that His sheep may have life.
‘Their eyes were opened’
From earliest times, the real presence of the Risen Lord in the Eucharist, preceded by the Word He speaks, has become the norm and rule of Christian life.