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Today’s Gospel: John 15:9-11
In verse 9, Jesus says,
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love”.
But in our flawed humanity, we need to be reminded. And though I never thought I’d use math in a Gospel reflection, here I am . . .
Remember in algebra when you had to solve for x? Then, as you advanced in math, the equations, due to variables (unknowns) were harder to solve? I’m here to tell you that you can solve any problem in your relationships with the right equation.
If we just remember that Jesus = love and because Jesus is in us, we = love, we can relax and handle any problem/equation life brings us. His love covers us. All we have to do is focus on Him and His teachings. It’s that easy. But we in our faulty humanity make it so hard.
And what did Jesus say the Greatest Commandment is? Jesus said,
“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35
When God says, “Welcome home, stay and make yourself comfortable,” He means it. He wants us to live in Him. He makes room for our sins and comforts us as He forgives us. Jesus absolutely covers us and all our sins in His holy love, and He asks us to share that love by living in His love. It’s the most intimate relationship any of us will ever have.
The triune God is our compass. We must lead with love. We must, as disciples, lead by His holy example. We must believe and show others that when humans fail us, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit never will.
X=Jesus=Love. No solving for X required.
I tell my children that if they are lonely and scared (in a new school, college, etc.) find someone to help. This takes your mind off your problems. How do we teach others to shine the love of Jesus on the world?
Dear Lord, forgive me for not always leading with love as Your lessons taught me to. Help me to be more like You and live by Your pure and holy example. May others see love of You in me, even on my worst days.
Note to my sweet readers:
In today’s world – being the light of Jesus can be hard. It can… because WE, in our humanity, complicate everything. There are so many things NOT to like. But y’all, we are called to love and be light. Let us begin each day with that in mind… You can do it! Pray for me as I pray for you!
Love, Hugs & Blessings,