Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—May 18th, 2017
In the Gospel for this coming Sunday we read these words: “Jesus said, ”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.”
I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” John 14:15-21
So, in the end, it’s all about Love. Actually, it’s always been about Love, from before creation, through all the challenges and marvels of life that followed; relationships built, shattered, rebuilt, reconciled, made new. All about Love. God’s Love for humankind and all of Creation, and the Love we are to have for God and for one another. It isn’t always easy, but it is always at the heart of everything, if we really think about it. So, we live it out, best as we can, knowing that the good we do and the Love we share makes a difference.
And though we do not see Jesus as those first disciples saw and knew him, we can trust that he is there, and, if we look and pay attention, we can see him in the faces and the lives of those around us.
It’s all about Love...
Let us pray: O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Peace and Blessing, Thanks and Love Carol+