This is my commandment:
Love one another as I have loved you. Gospel
The community we call ‘Church’ exists to carry on and to give witness to the mind and heart of Jesus in our world. We who are the ‘community of believers’ are to be people who will love as Jesus loved. This would include also the need to be as compassionate as he was, to think as broadly as he thought, to act as generously as he acted. This is the heart of the matter. All the ceremony, all the ritual all he organization, all the laws, all that exists as Church’s has this one aim: that we be people who will love as Jesus loved. There is only one commandment he gives us.
The Church needs constantly to return to his truth in order to review itself, to prioritise its works and to renew itself.
On the parish level we could ask the question: Does what we do and celebrate
make obvious that we ae people who love others the way Jesus loved?
Reflections for Sundays
God Is With Us
Michael Morwood MSC