In today’s gospel we hear Jesus’s commandment: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” Friends, LOVE is our unique mark and identity.“ By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Do we really demonstrate the love of God to others? You know what? Today, we are reminded that we have a responsibility to show to the world who we are by loving one another. Friends, learn to love well!
Why do we need to love? For three reasons: First, love is the weakness of the enemy. When we love, the devil trembles. When we love, we can transform our enemies. When we love, we can change the world. The devil is afraid of love because love is the name of God. No one can beat someone who is in love.
Second, we need to love because love can make all things beautiful. Love is the force that makes Earth a heavenly paradise. “There shall be no more death or mourning, crying out of pain, for the world that was, has passed away.” Folks, love makes the world a happy and perfect place to live in. Today and forever, love without conditions. If we really love others, then let us love them without terms and conditions because it is love, not a business contract. Friends, love without limits for the limit of love is limitless. Love has no expiration date.
Finally, when we love, expect some troubles and persecutions. “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.” But do not be afraid, for love is the greatest of conquerors. Love is power. Thus, the more we love, the more powerful we become. It conquers all obstacles and defies all storms. Friends, the beauty of love will lead us to our salvation and to the salvation of others. Sometimes it may seem boring to love God but you know what? SALVATION IS ALL ABOUT BORING THINGS. Friends, start to love the way God loves.