We all know that “…God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life”. (Jn.3:16) His Son, in order to fulfill this will of His Father He gave His life on the Cross. He prayed at the moment of agony in the Garden Gethsemane, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.” (Mat. 26:39).
As Jesus said, he meant and lived it. “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John15:13). That is what He was emphasizing that love is the great commandments when a scribe asked about it. (see Mark 12: 28-31)
We could experience these commandments of love through the power of the Holy Spirit. St Paul wrote to Romans as follows and confirms this truth to each of us even today. “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5).
Our beloved Mother has been lived throughout her life. She keeps on interceding for us. Our Holy Mother Church teaches from the common revelation of God, the scriptures and from the particular revelation of God, the tradition. When we say the tradition, it is meant as the personal experiences of the saints from different signs of the time.
In one of the Holy Mass’ greetings, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” (2 Corinthian 13:13) It is reminding us without the love our life is nothing. St Paul puts it in his first letter to Corinthians Chapter 13 and St John, in his first letter chapter 3 and 4, talks more about it. We should have it in our day-to-day life as our foundations. If so we must learn about its Length, width and depth.
…to till…..to keep……(Gen 2:15)
for Thy Kingdom Come (HGN)
Fr Zevier Hirudayaraj Arockiam, HGN