May 13, 1012 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God,” the second reading tells us.
And in the gospel, Jesus Himself commands us, “As the Father has loved me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. …This I command you: love one another.”
Our lives as Christian disciples simply must be founded in and formed by love. Love is the basis and the driving force of the stewardship way of life.
Because God loved us, He has given us His only Son as the gospel reminds us today. In addition, He has given each one of us innumerable other gifts, solely because He loves us. So, in love of Him, we use those gift for His greater glory. We follow His example, and give of ourselves – offering our time, talent, and treasure in loving service of our neighbor.
As Christian disciples and stewards of God’s many gifts, we live lives of love.