Post date: May 4, 2018 3:04:19 PM
6 May 2018 ( 6th SUNDAY OF EASTER )
The readings today all speak of Love, a Love that bears fruit that is divine in origin, intent and effect. Love that bears fruit is not exhaustive in a single act or even multiple acts of expression. Instead, it grows when expressed, it is creative. Jesus tells us today that love isn’t just confined to the context of me and you, it’s also about the well-being of people around us and the world through me and you. Love requires us to give the best of ourselves to others and to each other in marriage or in any other vocation. To love is to consistently will and choose the good of the other. To your neighbor as yourself is to see their sharing in the good as constitutive of your own sharing. To love God, whose good we cannot will — as He is pure good — is to love what God loves, which, of course, is the neighbor’s good. Loved cannot be closed in on itself, it must be shared in relation to God and to others.