Genuine love exists today as an endangered species. The word “love” falls easily from our lips but with exceeding difficulty from our hearts. Entrepreneurs, sexual partners, and even spouses and religious leaders express love easily but how few live in full commitment to any other. Ilia Delio, the theologian, writes of “culture’s preoccupation with the physical body and its exploitation”.
Jesus, in today’s Gospel, declares that all true love springs from our Father, and expresses itself in sacrificial giving. He invites each of us to this, his love. Would you now select someone in your life to whom in the next 24 hours, you will show our Lord’s love, and, become thereby another Christ?