A reflection by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.
All throughout the Eastertide, we have been really exhorted by our Lord, “This is my commandment, love one another as I love you. “ In all the readings from the Acts of the Apostles which we’ve been listening to, we hear that the people were delighted with the exhortation. They thirsted to know what was right. They were ready to listen, to hear how they could fulfill the exhortation.
I think that this is what the Church is telling us too: look to learn of God. Learn of God from one another and above all, love one another. Non-violence doesn’t mean anything if we aren’t doing it out of love. We have to ask ourselves: do we draw a line where we say if such-and-such happens we won’t love anymore? And are we willing to challenge that; to constantly stretch the boundaries of our love until they reach eternity, until there is no boundary anymore? In the end, the only thing we’re going to be judged on is if we have loved. If we put that as our goal, we will want to keep learning of God.