Make me resemble you, Lord.

6th Sunday of Easter

Acts 10: 25-26; 34-35; 44-48; Psalm 97; 1 St. John 4: 7-10; John 15: 9-17

Read: Beloved, let us love one another because love is coming from God and everyone who loves is born from God and recognises God. Anyone who does not love does not recognise God, because God is love.

Reflect: Unlike other people who tied the names of their gods to the places where these were honoured, the Jewish people had deemed God as the one that binds his name not with a place but with then people themselves. God tells Moses: “I am the God of your forefathers; the God of Abraham; God of Isaac; God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:6). Many times God told the people of Israel: ”Do not be afraid, because I am with you! Do not be concerned because I am your God!” (Isaiah 41:10) Israel understood that God had bound his heart with mankind, and took care of all His people. Nonetheless, Israel perceived God as being ready to “punish their children for the evil of their ancestors up to the third and fourth generation” (Exodus 34:7).  They used to contemplate God’s work, but they had not yet seen God’s face as Emmanuel – God be with us – and, moreover, they had not yet discovered His heart.

The beloved disciple, John, who at the last supper laid his head on Christ’s chest, showed us that God is love, only love, and that whoever loves, is begotten from God.

Pray: Make me resemble you, Lord. You are God who loves everybody, without looking at anybody’s face. You God that send the rain and raises the sun on everyone.

Act: God does not look at faces. Do you look at faces? On what occasions do you do so mostly? Commit yourself to overcome this shortcoming.

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