It is hard to remember the important things in life. Our lives are often filled with so much activity, so many distractions and attractions, that we sometimes forget what it is all about.
Well, what is it all about? Are we just living from moment to moment, being pushed from one thing to another? Sometimes it’s so sad when you hear people talk about their lives as nothing but a whole bunch of activities. There doesn’t seem to be any real content in some people’s lives. It’s just one thing after another.
So what is it all about? It’s all about love. Loving one another, as Jesus so simply told us once again today. “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. “
Our lives as women and men are incomprehensible and senseless if they are not lived in love, and from love. At times, so much of life is incomprehensible. Often we just don’t understand the way things are. We don’t understand why certain terrible things happen to people.
It’s especially at times like those that we need to have the experience of love. When we are in the midst of loving and taking care of others, then life makes sense on a deeper level. We don’t have any more understanding, but we become deeply engaged in life in a way that goes beyond words.
We need to be immensely grateful that the Lord saw fit to give us such a gift. When all of us take this gift and use it every day of our lives, we will then create the new heaven and the new earth because we will all be living in love.
Go in peace to love and serve our God!