Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection Archives

May 5

Comments Off on May 5

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.            


Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It bonds us and binds us together. Love is our single true and ever-lasting communion in God. It is the one common link that every human has to every other person who has ever lived. It does not allow prejudices, bigotry, intolerances and hatred to be built into it. The love that we share for one another as Christians is a love that does not fail. Love, once given, is not something that is ours to recall or to revoke; it remains what it always has been- a gift of God.


let us love one another, because love is of God.
1 john:4


Is there an area in your life where bonds have been strained or broken? Are there groups of people you look on as inferior?How can this best be repaired?

Suggested Reading

“As God has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my God’s commands and remain in God’s love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this,  that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my God I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then God will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other.”
John 15:9-17 

Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:10

Love is made of respect and kindness. In this way, it breaks down barriers and helps to live fraternal relationships, to build societies that are more just and humane, and more peaceful.
Pope Francis

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
Thomas Merton

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

ove all of God’s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you have perceived it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day, and you will come at last to love the world with an all-embracing love.
Fyodor Dostoyevski

Learning how to love your neighbor requires a willingness to draw on the strength of Jesus Christ as you die to self and live for Him. Living in this manner allows you to practice biblical love for others in spite of adverse circumstances or your feelings to the contrary.
John C. Broger

Christianity is not a religion or a philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others, as Jesus did, instead of ourselves.
Rick Warren