May 6, 2021
The first article of the Resurrectionist Constitutions proclaim the unconditional love of God. This truth is shared so beautifully in our readings this weekend. Jesus speaks so eloquently, as God-made-man, about the love of the Father, and His love for us. He fulfils His words that there is “no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”. So great was His love for us, that He was willing to surrender His life on the cross. This supreme act of love is the source of our joy. This was the love that Peter proclaims in the First Reading, reminding that “God does not have any favourites”. John mirrors this in the Second Reading, that God is the source of love, and that this love was made manifest in the coming of His Son. This love overwhelms us, but at the same time it can cause some to doubt that they are worthy of so great a love. God’s word is truth, and his expression of love for us is constant in the Sacred Scripture, and (upon reflection) in the lives of each of us.