April 27, 2013

5th Sunday of Easter - C


The Love that Glorifies God

The short phrase, “When Judas had left them,” provides us the timeline of the commandment of love that Jesus gives.  

Moreover, it helps us to appreciate more the depth of Jesus’ love, and the challenging nature of his command.

A short time after Judas had left them, Jesus would give himself up out of love for God the Father and for humanity.

Within a day after Judas had left them, Jesus’ great love would lead him to the cross.

There, his death out of love would glorify God and saves humanity from sins and death.

There, on the cross, Jesus gives us the ultimate example of love.  There, he tells us, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

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