Humbly submit your will to God (thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only-begotten Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.
In this is love:
not that we have loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.1 Jn 4:7-10
When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.
By now it was already late and his disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already very late.
Dismiss them so that they can go
to the surrounding farms and villages
and buy themselves something to eat.”
He said to them in reply,
“Give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Are we to buy two hundred days’ wages worth of food
and give it to them to eat?”
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.”
And when they had found out they said,
“Five loaves and two fish.”
So he gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass.
The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties.
Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples
to set before the people;
he also divided the two fish among them all.
They all ate and were satisfied.
And they picked up twelve wicker baskets full of fragments
and what was left of the fish.
Those who ate of the loaves were five thousand men. Mk 6:34-44
St. John teaches us today that God is love. We are the only religion in the world that believes God IS love. Other religions believe God loves. God can’t stop loving you, it’s against His nature. This is why Jesus proclaimed, “Love your enemies!” A radical statement, but true for a God who cannot not love. God loves those who do not love Him or have chosen not to believe in Him. This is important to live in our own lives in our relationships. Jesus teaches us what love is and how to love. I hope this brings peace to you. The God-Man, Jesus, is love in the Gospel today, “When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.” If you choose love, you will “eat and be satisfied”.
Jesus always chooses you. God is beyond generosity. Whether you are good or bad, His love and grace are always available to you. He loves you even if you don’t love Him back. He is faithful even when you are unfaithful. He loves you even when you hurt Him by sinning and injuring your relationship with Him. “We killed God with our sins and He came back with loving forgiveness.” -Bishop Barron
Love is a decision. Love your parents even if they are not perfect. Love your brothers and sisters even though they annoy you. Love your friends even if they hurt you. Love your spouse even if they offend you. Most importantly, love God with your whole heart, soul, mind, and strength and your neighbor as yourself. The whole entire law hangs on these two great commandments. How can we not love a God who loves us this much? God’s love is radical for you, will you accept it?
“Love until it hurts.”-St. Mother Teresa
Today’s challenge: Come to Jesus, for his heart is moved with pity for you, a poor sinner. Think about others before yourself all throughout the day. Do a random act of kindness.
Be a servant, become a saint!