Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 18:2-4,47,51; I Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40
There is a story told about the Apostle John, the one who wrote “God is Love.” In the evening of his long life, he would sit for hours with his younger disciples gathered at his feet. One day, one of his disciples complained: “John, you always talk about love, about God’s love for us and about our love for one another. Why don’t you tell us about something else besides love?” The beloved disciple who once, as a youth, had laid his head over the Lord’s heart, is said to have replied: “Because there is nothing else, just love … love … love.”
Love is the only way to our true human destiny … and to the foot of the Cross … and to the altar of God who is Love.
Human love has been compared to the sunshine which shines brightly on the trees of the forest. The trees sink into the earth and finally are dug up as coal. When the coal burns,…