Monday, May 19, 2008

"Do You Love Me More Than These?"

A reflection on the Gospel reading from John 21: 15-19, by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.

This Gospel today something that could be read very often and poured over. It says: “Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do you love me more than these?” (Jn 21:15) I think that is such an important question. 'Do I have the first place in your heart?' “Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.” (RB 4:21)

And as I pondered that I heard: so whose approval are you looking for? If you are looking for the approval of men, you will feed only yourself. If you look for the approval of God, you will feed men. Christ’s love will pour forth through you because your love has caused God to transform you into an alter Christi.

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