“A person can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends” (John 15:13-14)
Every sentence of today’s Gospel (John 15: 9-17) is an invitation to deep reflection and transformation.
It is about the love between Jesus and his Father, shared between Jesus and his disciples and shared among each of us. It is not a bond of love, but better expressed as “a moving sea between the shores of our souls” (Kahlil Gibran).
“Charity is the pivot on which our whole existence turns.”
Repeated again on his deathbed:
“Among yourselves, charity, charity, charity.”
Today let us focus on this moving sea of God’s love overwhelming us. The pandemic bombards us with so many powerful forces – but nothing can take away the power of the overwhelming love of the one who gave his life for us, his friends.