Greetings on this the Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Readings: Acts 15:7-21; PS 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10; Jn 15:9-11
Note: Mother’s Day is fast approaching in the USA, May 9th, 2021. While we honor our own Mother, we too honor all Mothers, Mothers-to-be, and woman of all ages who share the amazing maternal gift found in Genesis 3:16:
Yet your urge shall be for your husband.
Taken narrowly you would miss the greater gift.
It is in Woman that the urge for peace and unity lives and despite all including Adam’s abandonment of Eve before the Lord, Woman is given this deep and abiding urge, imperative, need, and primal instinct beyond instinct of any other type… urge for another’s well-being.
Happy Mothers Day!
Now to today’s Gospel.
God has decided and he has a deep and abiding urge, imperative, need, and primal instinct beyond instinct of any other type… urge for another’s well-being. Adam abandoned Eve, Jesus embraces Eve and all his children.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
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.
“I have told you this so that
my joy might be in you and
your joy might be complete.”
And it is that simple.
Peace be with you,