Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fifth Sunday of Easter

When Judas had left them, Jesus said,
“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
If God is glorified in him,
God will also glorify him in himself,
and God will glorify him at once.
My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.
This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”

John 13:31-33a, 34-35

Dear Father loving one another is how we will know we are your disciples. It's that simple isn't it. But for many of us so very hard to do. We have so many things that stop us from being your disciples, such as prejudice toward each other, not just in race and color, but in how we live. If someone has more or less we are prejudiced against them. We are all children of faith, not all are of the same but we do believe, yet we do not always practice what Jesus taught us, to love one another as he loved us. But all too often we are selective in whom we love as a neighbor. May we dear Father love those we come across on a daily basis and not look at them with disgust but with love in our eyes, may we glorify you in this way. Love those as Jesus loves them always. Amen

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