Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..Thursday 9 August 2018 Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), virgin and martyr, the co-patron of Europe .
"As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.”
It is awe-inspiring to hear these words from Jesus’ mouth , that us, beings from a fistful of dust are capable so undeservingly to enter into the furnace of love of the infinite divine love! The way as the persons of the Divinity love one another , they love us in the same way also, and Jesus is encouraging us to dare , and want to reciprocate this boundless love ! Yes the purpose of our life is , to worship God, and to love the creatures ! The measure is this unmeasurable love! "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13, 34
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : God and man sit at the one table.
Jesus said to his disciples, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another."