April 28, 2016

St. Peter Chanel / St. Louis Mary de Montfort

Jn 15: 9-11

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

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 Becomes Me

My loving wife’s mother kept a prayer displayed prominently on her refrigerator: “Lord, help me remember that nothing can happen today that You and I cannot get through together.” I love that thought. Today’s readings contrast well with each other and make me think of that prayer. The Acts reading boils with controversy among the Apostles about how to make Gentiles into new Christians. Argument and discord seem the order of the day. But in the Gospel reading Jesus makes the equation simple: “The Father loves me, I love you, and I invite you to immerse yourself in Us.”

If we really value this momentous gift of love, keeping his commandments is then not a test but a welcome way of life.  Loving God and loving neighbor become not what we do but who we are. Jesus truly wants this for us. Do we strive in the details of our day to accept this?    

—Jim O’Donnell is a long-serving deacon at Gesu Church, University Heights, OH. He is also a University Hospitals physician specializing and leading a research team in nuclear medicine.

Prayer

Our love is shown more in deeds than in words.

—St. Ignatius Loyola

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Love Becomes Me

My loving wife’s mother kept a prayer displayed prominently on her refrigerator: “Lord, help me remember that nothing can happen today that You and I cannot get through together.” I love that thought. Today’s readings contrast well with each other and make me think of that prayer. The Acts reading boils with controversy among the Apostles about how to make Gentiles into new Christians. Argument and discord seem the order of the day. But in the Gospel reading Jesus makes the equation simple: “The Father loves me, I love you, and I invite you to immerse yourself in Us.”

If we really value this momentous gift of love, keeping his commandments is then not a test but a welcome way of life.  Loving God and loving neighbor become not what we do but who we are. Jesus truly wants this for us. Do we strive in the details of our day to accept this?    

—Jim O’Donnell is a long-serving deacon at Gesu Church, University Heights, OH. He is also a University Hospitals physician specializing and leading a research team in nuclear medicine.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Peter Chanel / St. Louis Mary de Montfort

Jn 15: 9-11

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

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!

Prayer

Our love is shown more in deeds than in words.

—St. Ignatius Loyola


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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April 28, 2016

St. Peter Chanel / St. Louis Mary de Montfort

Jn 15: 9-11

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

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 Becomes Me

My loving wife’s mother kept a prayer displayed prominently on her refrigerator: “Lord, help me remember that nothing can happen today that You and I cannot get through together.” I love that thought. Today’s readings contrast well with each other and make me think of that prayer. The Acts reading boils with controversy among the Apostles about how to make Gentiles into new Christians. Argument and discord seem the order of the day. But in the Gospel reading Jesus makes the equation simple: “The Father loves me, I love you, and I invite you to immerse yourself in Us.”

If we really value this momentous gift of love, keeping his commandments is then not a test but a welcome way of life.  Loving God and loving neighbor become not what we do but who we are. Jesus truly wants this for us. Do we strive in the details of our day to accept this?    

—Jim O’Donnell is a long-serving deacon at Gesu Church, University Heights, OH. He is also a University Hospitals physician specializing and leading a research team in nuclear medicine.

Prayer

Our love is shown more in deeds than in words.

—St. Ignatius Loyola

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Today’s Ignatian Message


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Love Becomes Me

My loving wife’s mother kept a prayer displayed prominently on her refrigerator: “Lord, help me remember that nothing can happen today that You and I cannot get through together.” I love that thought. Today’s readings contrast well with each other and make me think of that prayer. The Acts reading boils with controversy among the Apostles about how to make Gentiles into new Christians. Argument and discord seem the order of the day. But in the Gospel reading Jesus makes the equation simple: “The Father loves me, I love you, and I invite you to immerse yourself in Us.”

If we really value this momentous gift of love, keeping his commandments is then not a test but a welcome way of life.  Loving God and loving neighbor become not what we do but who we are. Jesus truly wants this for us. Do we strive in the details of our day to accept this?    

—Jim O’Donnell is a long-serving deacon at Gesu Church, University Heights, OH. He is also a University Hospitals physician specializing and leading a research team in nuclear medicine.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Peter Chanel / St. Louis Mary de Montfort

Jn 15: 9-11

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

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!

Prayer

Our love is shown more in deeds than in words.

—St. Ignatius Loyola


Please share the Good Word with your friends!