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 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.”
-Fr. Michael Mateyk, C.PP.S. (Atlantic)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.