400. God Loves through us
Here is Jesus’s command:
“Love one another as I love you.” John, chapter 15, verse 12
To love allows Jesus to recognize us as his:
“You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John, chapter 15, verse 14
But we should also learn how to convey who Jesus is and that he Loves us forever.
Beloved, we are. We are created by Love and to live his Love between us. Receiving Jesus’s love and sharing on whom he really is, allows us to become friends of the Shepherd in the Covenant. And we’re fulfilling the same mission that Jesus came to live during his stay at the heart of our reality.
The mission is to receive Jesus, to be happily saturated and evangelization is to allow others to taste his presence that overflows us by thoughts, words and gestures. We’re free to evangelize Love. Let’s not burden ourselves with evil. Let’s give the heaviness to Jesus and continue to radiate Love that circulates in our lives.
Jesus came to Love us and if we love thanks to him, we offer what he has offered us, his Love for humanity. Let’s love God and God in one’s neighbour so that we may learn to love ourselves too.
Let’s love God? Well, it’s impossible to love God, since Love comes from him. As it is written in the book Let’s be Loved, Paths 34 - 40, God gives us his Love and we cannot give him back his gift. But he asks us if he can go through us so that his gift of Love passes from our heart onto and in the hearts of others.
And what great joy to let God Love through us! This is proof that we accept his Love and let him pass to heal and convert the neighbours.
The mission knocks on the door of evangelization when we’re like a sponge that’s saturated with the Love of God. Evangelization knocks on the door of the heart of the people when we let God Love. The evangelization of Jesus’s message is completed by the reception of the message of salvation by the other person.
The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Joy in heaven!, Normand Thomas