Sunday Gospel Warm-up

May 4, 2023

A Divine Love

May 7, John 14:1-12

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How do we encounter the risen Christ?
That is central focus of our scripture readings in this season of Easter and, in today’s Gospel, Jesus makes the audacious claim to Philip, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father”. Seeing Jesus in the Gospels boils down to the love Jesus displayed on the cross, a total giving of self. When we encounter unconditional love of this sort, we encounter Jesus which means we encounter God.

Our challenge is to recognize and be grateful for that kind of love in our life and, more importantly, we offer that kind of love to others. Then, God lives in us and we in God.

Am I aware of and do I offer that kind of love?