April 28, 2016: Thursday, Fifth Week of Easter

If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love. (John 15: 10)

            It is always so nice when Jesus is clear and straight to the point. No riddles here, no parables, no cryptic language. If we want to remain in God’s love, we are to keep the commandments. That is the litmus test that Jesus gave us. Do I want to call myself a Christian? Do I want to remain in God’s love? Do I want to feel the infinite mercy of God? Then I need to keep the commandments. And we know that Jesus always tells us the truth. And so today we remember his words, “I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete” (John 15: 11).

Fr. Michael Mateyk, C.PP.S. (Atlantic)

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