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Spring of genuine love…

Prior to his suffering and death on the cross for the redemption of the world, the Savior gave His disciples and all who would follow him one command. It summarizes His expectations – “This I command you, love one another, as I have loved you.”    The command to love one another is not, however, a requirement, which the disciple can fulfill by his or her, own power, apart from Christ. He explains this saying: “I am the Vine, you are the branches… apart from me you can do nothing.”

His idea was very simple – if we continue to spread His unlimited love around us as His disciples we must draw strength from Him. Apart from Him we are false prophets. In other words, Christ chose us to bear fruits of love. But the branch bears fruit only because it is attached to the vine. Our annual Eucharistic Devotion invites us to adore Jesus present among us in our hearts but first of all in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. We are reminded that we are called to love God and one another and that we are invited to imitate Christ in his love, because we are part of Him – He is the Vine, we are branches. Continue reading Spring of genuine love…