The second reading at Mass on Sunday, came from the First Letter of St John. It continued the extended reflection on love and faithfulness that has been so prominent in the Liturgy of Word over the Sundays of Easter.
My dear people,
let us love one another
since love comes from God
and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Anyone who fails to love can never have known God,
because God is love.
God’s love for us was revealed
when God sent into the world his only Son
so that we could have life through him;
this is the love I mean:
not our love for God,
but God’s love for us when he sent his Son
to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.
1 John 4:7-10
The life of every Christian is a life that is lived in response to radical gift and grace. Nothing is more important, nothing could be more important, than God’s intervening, participating directly in the life of his creatures.
The story of that intervention shows God’s love and care.
The story of that intervention provides the foundation for everything else. That calms our fears, counters our insecurities, helps us in our turn to live and love.
- Enjoy a quiet time knowing more deeply the love that God has for you and for all.
Photograph of Liverpool’s Catholic Cathedral. (c) 2006, Allen Morris.