April 24, 2016

Jn 13: 31-33a.34-35

When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Love One Another

Oh, no, not this harsh and dreadful
Given on this night of Your glory.

Send me to fast in the desert.
Tell me to light a thousand candles.
Command me to give my body to be burned.

But do not ask me to love as You love me.
I simply don’t have it in me.

This world is filled with Judases,
Thieves who betray with a kiss,
Liars who despise all that You profess.

I agree with the Sons of Thunder:
Call down fire from heaven!

So much of me simply wants to see
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Who cares if we all go blind and toothless?

I keep stumbling over this command
To do what I cannot do  – by myself.

But wait…  oh, yes, I begin to see it now,
A hidden invitation – to beg of You,
To stretch the muscles of my heart.

—Fr. J. Michael Sparough, S.J. is a retreat master, spiritual director, playwright, and poet at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House

Prayer

Lord, strengthen me
To love as You love me,
To forgive as You forgive me.
Form me to be less,
So You may be more,
And more and more and more,
Until You are All in All.
Amen.

J. Michael Sparough, S.J.


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Today’s Ignatian Message


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Prayer

Lord, strengthen me
To love as You love me,
To forgive as You forgive me.
Form me to be less,
So You may be more,
And more and more and more,
Until You are All in All.
Amen.

J. Michael Sparough, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Love One Another

Oh, no, not this harsh and dreadful
Given on this night of Your glory.

Send me to fast in the desert.
Tell me to light a thousand candles.
Command me to give my body to be burned.

But do not ask me to love as You love me.
I simply don’t have it in me.

This world is filled with Judases,
Thieves who betray with a kiss,
Liars who despise all that You profess.

I agree with the Sons of Thunder:
Call down fire from heaven!

So much of me simply wants to see
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Who cares if we all go blind and toothless?

I keep stumbling over this command
To do what I cannot do  – by myself.

But wait…  oh, yes, I begin to see it now,
A hidden invitation – to beg of You,
To stretch the muscles of my heart.

—Fr. J. Michael Sparough, S.J. is a retreat master, spiritual director, playwright, and poet at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Jn 13: 31-33a.34-35

When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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April 24, 2016

Jn 13: 31-33a.34-35

When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Love One Another

Oh, no, not this harsh and dreadful
Given on this night of Your glory.

Send me to fast in the desert.
Tell me to light a thousand candles.
Command me to give my body to be burned.

But do not ask me to love as You love me.
I simply don’t have it in me.

This world is filled with Judases,
Thieves who betray with a kiss,
Liars who despise all that You profess.

I agree with the Sons of Thunder:
Call down fire from heaven!

So much of me simply wants to see
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Who cares if we all go blind and toothless?

I keep stumbling over this command
To do what I cannot do  – by myself.

But wait…  oh, yes, I begin to see it now,
A hidden invitation – to beg of You,
To stretch the muscles of my heart.

—Fr. J. Michael Sparough, S.J. is a retreat master, spiritual director, playwright, and poet at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House

Prayer

Lord, strengthen me
To love as You love me,
To forgive as You forgive me.
Form me to be less,
So You may be more,
And more and more and more,
Until You are All in All.
Amen.

J. Michael Sparough, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord, strengthen me
To love as You love me,
To forgive as You forgive me.
Form me to be less,
So You may be more,
And more and more and more,
Until You are All in All.
Amen.

J. Michael Sparough, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Love One Another

Oh, no, not this harsh and dreadful
Given on this night of Your glory.

Send me to fast in the desert.
Tell me to light a thousand candles.
Command me to give my body to be burned.

But do not ask me to love as You love me.
I simply don’t have it in me.

This world is filled with Judases,
Thieves who betray with a kiss,
Liars who despise all that You profess.

I agree with the Sons of Thunder:
Call down fire from heaven!

So much of me simply wants to see
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Who cares if we all go blind and toothless?

I keep stumbling over this command
To do what I cannot do  – by myself.

But wait…  oh, yes, I begin to see it now,
A hidden invitation – to beg of You,
To stretch the muscles of my heart.

—Fr. J. Michael Sparough, S.J. is a retreat master, spiritual director, playwright, and poet at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Jn 13: 31-33a.34-35

When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!