I do not know if we often think of love and commandments in the same sentence, but that happens in today’s gospel. “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.” But as we read this, what comes to mind? What is the connection Jesus is trying to make between love and commandments? Is there something important for us to consider when we hear this?
Readings for Today Does today’s gospel reading make you nervouse? It does me. It sounds like Jesus is suggesting that every other person has the dignity of Jesus. That every other person demands to be treated by Christians as we would treat Jesus himself. And I do not do that. Some people. I treat some […]
Today’s Readings There can be a temptation to think of Jesus as a teddy bear. That is to say, we can think of Jesus only as that soft cuddly bear that makes no demands upon us and always makes us feel better. And perhaps it is during the season of Christmas that such a temptation […]