Friends of the Rosary:
This week, in the readings in the New Testament, Jesus Christ encourages us (Mt 5:43-48) to “love our enemies and pray for those who persecute you” and “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
In God, each person lives for the other, not for himself. As humans, we try to have a small reflection of God who is love.
But what does it mean to love? It’s not only wish people well. It’s, as Pope Francis said last Sunday, “first and foremost, at the root, to welcome others, to be open to others, to make room for others, and to make space for others; this is what it means to love, at the root.”
The perfect example is the Holy Trinity, which we pronounce every time we make the sign of the cross. Each name contains the presence of the other.
“The Father, for example, would not be such without the Son; likewise, the Son cannot be considered alone, but always as the Son of the Father. And the Holy Spirit, in turn, is the Spirit of the Father and the Son,” he said.
“In short,” Pope Francis added, “the Trinity teaches us that one can never be without the other. We are not islands, we are in the world to live in God’s image: open, in need of others, and in need of helping others.”
“God, who is the author of life, is transmitted not so much through books as through witness of life,” Pope Francis explained. “He, who, as the evangelist John writes, ‘is love’ (1 Jn 4:16), reveals himself through love.”
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York
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