As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love,
Like Peter, we ask where we would go. Your love for us is so great. You became Man to redeem us from sin. You suffered, died, and rose on the third day. What greater love does a person have than to freely lay down their life for another? When I dwell on this, the thought of Your love and saving power for us mere mortals is too great to comprehend. Love is a word freely used and thrown around in our society but You have taught us what it means to truly love.
Sometimes Your love overwhelms us. It overshadows us and fills us momentarily with such peace and joy that like Peter, James, and John on the mountain, we do not ever want to leave that place. We are content to stay there forever and wait for the next encounter. “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” Your love is enough for us.
Help us to live daily in that love; to always be aware of Your great love for us; and by our lives to spread Your love to all those we meet in our life’s journey by loving them as You would.
Sr. Juliana Monti, SSMO
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon