Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

St. Pius X | News
8 May 2021

There is no getting away from the fact that the most important thing Jesus asks of us, and commands us to do, is to love one another. The model and standard for Christian behavior is this love which Christ has shown for us on the cross. The one requirement attached to receiving this gift of God’s love is the undertaking that we share it with others. As disciples we are called to be persons for others, making sacrifices for them, following the example of Jesus. Wherever there is love, God is present. This is a message that has to be preached by word and example. The most effective way of communicating this love must surely be to treat everyone as a friend, giving them the respect they deserve.  God’s love for us surpasses anything we can ever imagine. It is God’s love for us that led him to send his Son into the world to take away our sins. In the moments of trial and stress when people are hostile and we feel the pull of bitter resentment in our hearts, it is important to remember that Christ’s own love was not limited to the people he liked and we should close our minds to thoughts of revenge. Instead let us fix our thoughts on the wonder of God’s love for us which gives us an invitation to share in his divine life. Fulfilling the commandment of love draws us into the family of God. At the end of our life, we will not be judged by our weaknesses or our faults but on the amount of love we have shown. Therefore, let us love one another.