Gospel Reflection: Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity-May 31, 2015

Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity – B – May 31, 2015
ONE AMAZING TRIUNE GOD
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Part 1: AMAZING MYSTERY

God is indescribable

Today’s feast of the Trinity invites us to remember, to rekindle, to renew, our commitment to our Triune God who empowers each one of us to multiply His Love by the Power of Three!
Trinity is not a word which Jesus used. It is not found in the Bible, but it is used to describe what we know about God. It does not explain God, nobody could do that. It just describes what we know.

In the face of this amazing mystery, Christians have looked for symbols which have expressed the Trinitarian nature of God.

01One of the first symbols used for the Trinity was the triangle. The three equal sides forming one complete whole captures some of what it mean to be three in one. Balance and stability in the Godhead was conveyed by the triangle on one side, and the eternal nature of the Trinity was demonstrated by the connection between each side of the triangl02e.

Another classic shape used to bring to mind the properties of God is the circle. The circle has no beginning and no end, its never ending form represented God as eternal. The circle is a symbol used to represent God for many centuries. For the Greeks, the circle symbolised perfection.

03Borromean rings
(named after the crest of the Borromeo family in 15th-century Tuscany.) It contained four diagrams. In the centre, inside all the circles, is the word `unitas’; the three syllables of `tri-ni-tas’ are distributed in the outer sectors.

04One of the most common symbols of the Trinity is the Trefoil, generated from three interlocking Circles. It is generally believed that this symbol was creat05ed by St. Patrick when he illustrated the Trinity by pointing to a shamrock and remarking that it the three separate leaves form yet one shamrock. Hence the name Trefoil, i.e. three-leaved.

06Triquetra (Try-ket-ra, Latin for three cornered) You will find this symbol used on the spines of the NKJV version of the bible. 07The triquetra uses shapes like one of the oldest Christ symbols, the shape of the fish.

All of this goes to show just how difficult it is for us adequately to express in our human language, difficult divine concepts as the Trinity.
Fortunately we do not really have to. This is the job of the Holy Spirit to point to the Truth, to guide us to truth.

Part 2: HUMAN BODY: MARKED BY GOD

Here are facts you might want to know about YOU!
✓ Your human brain has approximately one trillion cells or neurons.
✓ Your brain is the most complex structure in the known universe.
✓ Your eye has about two million working parts.It would take a minimum of 100 years of Cray supercomputer time to simulate what actually takes place in your eye many times every second.
✓ The human is the only species known to shed tears when they are sad.
✓ There are ten trillion levels of intesity to your human hearing, from zero to 130 decibels. This makes your sense of hearing the widest ranging of all senses.
✓ There are about ten thousand different odors your nose is able to detect.
✓ Each of us gives off a distinctive scent signature, just like a fingerprint.
✓ There are over 60 thousand miles of blood vessels in your body. Enough to go around the world 2 and a half times, if stretched out end to end.
✓ Over 2 million red blood cells are made by your body every second.
✓ There are about 100 trillion cells in your body.
✓ Each cell in your body has over a million unique structures and processes whose complexity is comparable to a large city.
✓ Almost all of the 100 trillion cells in your body are replaced on the average of 7 years.
✓ The outer layer of your skin is renewed every 27 days.
✓ Your skeleton is renewed every three months.
✓ There are about 6 feet of DNA packed in the nucleus of each cell, which is only 1.4 millionths of a meter wide.
And if these “finger prints” of God in your body are not amazing enough. Here’s what’s for me a most amazing “divine” print.
✓ We already know that the cell is the basic organizational unit of all living organisms. One of these cells is what is described as a cell adhesion molecule. It’s holding your membranes together. It’s the glue of the human body. It’s called the laminin.
✓ It’s a protein molecule that holds cells and tissues together! Without it we’ll fall apart! Improper production of laminin can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy. It can also cause progeria.
✓ In their book “The Laminins,” authors Peter Elkblom and Rupert Timpl say,”Electron microscopy reveals a cross-like shape for all laminins investigated so far.”

08✓ Now, isn’t that awe-inspiring? That the cells that protect your intelligently coded DNA’s, the cells that hold all the other cells and tissues in your body together, are so designed by God in the shape of the cross? And do you notice the three strands that make up the laminin? I want to suggest that that is what we mean by the Power of Three! Yes! The Trinity’s Divine Print right at the core of our physical and spiritual being! What an amazing human being from a truly amazing Triune God!

Part 3: Challenge: MULTIPLY LOVE BY THE POWER OF THREE

09The Formula: “That’s me and that’s three people… and I’m going to help them. And they do it for three other people… and they do it for three more. But it has to be something really good… something they can’t do by themselves!” – Pay it Forward

Are you willing to take up this Trinity Challenge?
God Bless you!

EVANGELIZING THE POOR AND BEING EVANGELIZED BY THE POOR

EVANGELIZING THE POOR AND BEING EVANGELIZED BY THE POOR

By:  Sally Carino and Vien Talisayon
24 May 2015

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The Faith and Formation Commission held its annual diocesan Pentecost Recollection on May 23, 2015, 7am – 12nn, at the Mary the Queen Parish Church. A total of 435 participants from 11 vicariates and 42 parishes of the diocese attended the Recollection.

The theme of the Recollection was “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor” (Luke 4:18): Evangelizing the Poor and Being Evangelized by the Poor.  In this Year of the Poor, we give special attention to the materially poor, the destitute.

Jesus became one of us to save humankind from the darkness of sin, poverty, and injustice.  He was born in poverty, felt the pangs of hunger and suffered in the hands of unjust men.  Hence, His public life was devoted to uplifting the least, the lost, and the last.  He spent His time reaching out, healing them, feeding them, and forgiving their sins.  He loved the poor; so must we, as followers of Jesus.

Bishop Antonio Tobias set the tone of the recollection by reminding all the exhortation of Pope Francis to widen our horizons under the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. The Church has to be creative in being more open or inclusive.  To illustrate, he said that a one-time communion after confession can be given to couples living together without marriage.

In his homily, Msgr. Romulo Ranada invited everyone on the eve of Pentecost, the start or birthday of the Church, to pray for the Holy Spirit to come and transform us and lead us to greater love.

Ate Dolly Salvador, in her testimony, talked about her work with the Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Novaliches. Her immersion in the homes of the materially poor in her parish has taught her lessons in humility and the joy of a simpler life style.  She observed the resourcefulness of the poor and their loving service to the church in their poverty.

Kuya Larry Zacarias’ testimony dealt with his experiences as a factory worker and how he helped organize fellow workers in their search for just working conditions. He thanked the Church for boosting their morale, raising their dignity, and giving them hope. He advised fellow workers to go to their parish priest and have dialogues on how the parish can help them and how they, too, can help the parish.

Fr. Ben Alforque explained in his talk the concept of the poor from the perspective of the Catholic Church:  the basic and primary definition of the poor is that they are materially poor.  He also explained the causes of poverty in our country. The Philippines is endowed with rich natural resources, but the benefits are enjoyed only by the rich and powerful.  There is often disregard for the common good which results in corruption and poverty.

What is the role of the Church to alleviate the conditions of the materially poor?

The Church of the Poor embraces and practices the spirit of evangelical poverty;

it combines detachment from possessions with the profound trust in the Lord.

It shows special love, a love of preference for the poor. It does not discriminate against the poor but respects their dignity and advocates for their rights.

It gives preferential attention to the poor. It has pastors and leaders who will learn to be with, work with, learn with, and learn from the poor. It not only evangelizes the poor, but recognizes that the poor themselves become true evangelizers. It orients and tilts the center of gravity of the community in favor of the needy. To follow Jesus, Fr. Ben says, is loving the poor who are most needy, who are the majority in our country, and who cannot give back in return.

In the open forum, questions were on concrete actions for the poor and concerns of solo parents.  Questions were given to the participants for their reflection and action when they go back to their respective parishes and communities.

Opening and closing prayers were provided by the Kalipaya Group with its interpretative dance of the descent of the Holy Spirit.

It was a morning of opening our eyes, hearts, and minds to the realities of the presence of our brothers and sisters who are materially poor in our communities.

As a Church, we need to be conscious of their plight and move into a collective action to lift them up from their inhuman conditions.  Through our Basic Ecclesial Communities, we can share our time with them, for example, by giving catechesis to the children, sharing the Word of God among families, and learn from them their spiritual connection to God through their personal and family experiences.  Love is at the heart of this action to seek justice for those who have less in life.

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VOTERS REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT

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Ang pagbabago at kinabukasan ng ating bayan ay nakasalalay sa ating responsableng pagboto, ngunit bago ito, kailangan nating magparehistro.

Ang lahat, 18 taong gulang pataas, bago o dating botante man ay kinakailangang siguraduhing nakapagparehistro na at may KUMPLETONG BIOMETRICS Record, pagkat ito ang magiging basehan ng bagong listahan ng mga botante.   Makikita ang “list of voters without or incomplete biometrics” sa comelec website na http://www.comelec.gov.ph.

Maaaring magtungo sa opisina ng COMELEC na nakakasakop sa inyong lugar mula Lunes  – Biyernes, 8am – 5pm, hanggang Oktubre 31, 2015 upang magparehistro.  Magdala po lamang ng Valid ID gaya ng Employees ID, Postal ID, Student ID, atbp.

Maraming Salamat po!

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND UPDATES

PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY

IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND UPDATES:

“If You Want Peace, Work for Justice”

Pope Paul VI, Celebration of the World Day of Peace, January 1, 1972

A Note of Appreciation to all parishes who make the effort to organize their Public Affairs Ministry (PAM). Thank you for leading your flock from indifference, negativity, and hopelessness towards courage, hope, and concrete responsible actions with the potentials for change.

  • PAM Organizing and Development: The Ministry began its Vicariate-hopping last year and resumed this May with orientations in Christ the King Vicariate (April 18) and Holy Spirit Vicariate (April 25). Up Next: Let us organize the PAM Orientations with Ina ng Lupang Pangako Vicariate (May 16), San Bartolome Vicariate, simultaneous with St. Peter Vicariate (May 23). Please get in touch with Maricar, Pastoral Secretary for details. 
  • Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS): Several parishes who partnered with Barangays in the Diocese have begun planning and implementing their UBAS engagements such as the Registry of Barangay Inhabitants or Profiling and Sagip Kabataan for youth and children in especially difficult circumstances. Based on PAM’s last regular meeting, volunteers shall seek to open partnerships with more barangays and parishes in the Diocese. Attachment: The UBAS MOA (from the Our Father Parish) which can be expanded based on the needs of the partnership.
  • One Good Vote (OGV) — Voters’ Education: The Diocese served as lead writer of PPCRV’s Voters Education Module for Elections 2016. The Launching was held at Pope Pius Center last April 16. This shall be followed by a Trainor’s Training in NCR, North & South Luzon, Central & Western Visayas, and Mindanao. OGV is designed to cater to the youth and those living in the poorest communities. It shall utilize BECs or Bukluran, and a discernment tool to grade the candidates. Coming soon: OGV Training with other Ministries in all Vicariates.
  • Huwag Kang Magnakaw Advocacy: Around 400 participants attended the Huwag Kang Magnakaw Advocacy session held last March 28 at the Parish Formation Center, Good Shepherd Cathedral Shrine. Advocacy shirts and few tarpaulins were distributed to the participants and shared with other Dioceses such as Manila, Caloocan, Cubao, and Pasig. Sustained: Huwag Kang Magnakaw is integrated in the Anti-Vote Buying and Selling campaign of OGV. 
  • PAM Youth Power— iVote General Assembly: The iVote Team of the Commission on Youth, a committed partner of PAM will hold a General Assembly on June 12, 1-5pm entitled, “Ako’y Tumugon sa Panawagan, Astig!” Venue will be announced. Request: Please support two (2) members of your PYM (16 years old and above) who wish to attend this GA. For further inquiries, please contact Ela at 09175468288.
  • Mass Announcement for Voters Registration and Biometrics: We request our Parishes to kindly share this brief announcement at the conclusion of the Mass. This timely information is our public service announcement. You may also flash the slide along with the announcement. Please refer to the mass announcement and you may request Maricar to have the slides emailed to you..

Gospel Reflection: Ascension of our Lord May 17, 2015

Ascension of our Lord- May 17, 2015
Acts 1:1-11;Ps 47; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20
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THE ASCENSION PARADOX

Stephen Hawking, a well-renowned physicist-mathematician-cosmologist, recently suggested, that if the human species is to survive, it needs to consider abandoning our planet earth and seeking refuge, elsewhere in the universe. He says via his voice box, “It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only chance of long term survival, is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space. We have made remarkable progress in the last hundred years. But if we want to continue beyond the next hundred years, our future is in space. That is why I’m in favor of manned, or should I say ‘personed,’ space flight.”

hawking-warning-artificial-intelligence.siHawking says we need to get out of here. Find a new planet to colonize. Start from scratch without the mess we’ve made. A better place is waiting, and there’s no mess there! hmmm, Sounds like a geographical solution to a mundane problem we created!
But why would a brilliant mind like Hawking’s attempt to think of a physical escape? Hawking is an atheist, the most profound one, says his ex-wife who is a Christian.He regarded the concept of Heaven as a myth, believing that there is “no heaven or afterlife,” and that such a notion was a “fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” Hawking said in 2010, “There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason.” He adds, “Science will win, because it works.” Thus, having no belief in an after life, one would certainly cling to the only life one knows.

Obviously, the Ascension of our Lord into heaven, tells us a different story. Of this Ascension event, Hawking would probably say, “See! Even your Jesus fled to another world!” But did he? Of course not! Quite the opposite! And here is the Mystery of the Ascension Paradox: JESUS LEAVES US TO STAY FOREVER WITH US.
Q: What do we need in order to survive our stay here on earth?
♥ A: S.T.A.Y. !

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SYNERGY

The Greek word is συνεργέω (sunergeo, work with) from “the Lord worked with them…”(Mk 16:20) Synergize is “to work together with.”

√ Synergy in the Beginning. The world and all of Creation are fruits of God’s synergy: Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. (Gen 1:26) The Trinity creates in synergy and man is a product of this divine collaboration. Thus, man and woman are commissioned by God to work together as stewards of His creation when God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over…all the living things that move on the earth.” (Gen 1:28)

√ Synergy in the Incarnation. And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. (Lk 1:35)

√ Synergy in the Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry. “…and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Lk 3:22

√ Synergy in the End of Jesus’ Earthly Life. “Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit;'” (Lk 23:46)

√ Synergy after Resurrection. Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, “Stop holding on to me, * for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” (Jn 20:17)

√ Synergy after the Ascension. “…they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them …( Lk 16:20)

√ Synergy Today: Caused by God. St. Paul tells us that “we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Rom 8: 28 NAS)

How do we express this synergy?

Within ourselves. St. James in his letter argues that Abraham, the Friend of God, was considered righteous for what he did, for his deed. “You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;” (Jms 2:22 NAS) James is not saying that Abraham was saved by what he did. No, rather that what he did was in fact a fruit of his faith, and that the two were inseparable, they were “working together” (sunergeo).
Is there synergy between your faith and works? Do you keep your faith alive by doing good works?
Within our Church. St. Paul reminds us, “For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor 3:9) Then again, he says of communal synergy, “Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.” (2 Cor. 6:1).
What have you contributed to your Church? Tithing is one way of living out this church synergy. How is your tithing?

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TENETS

The Greek word is τηρέω (tereo, to keep) from “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love…” (Jn 15:10) Gk. tereo may be translated to Latin tenere “to hold, to keep, to maintain,” from which comes the English word tenet, a teaching or a doctrine.

√ There is an interconnection between the Christian life and Tenets. The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes our beliefs and teachings “as lights along the path of faith; they illuminate it and make it secure.” So “if our life is upright, our intellect and heart will be open to welcome the light shed by the dogmas of faith.” (CCC 89)

√ Unkept Tenets, New Religion.
One dangerous fruit of straying away from Catholic Tenets is a desire to create a new religion. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has, for one, inspired a new religion. Yoism, invented by a Massachusetts psychologist, Dan Kriegman in 1994. It is based on the “open source” principle that the general public creates a combined, creative authority and source of truth. It shuns traditional religious authorities and divine inspiration in favor of the wisdom of humans. Bob Dylan, Albert Einstein, and Sigmund Freud are among its revered saints.
Kriegman says. “Every aware, conscious, sentient spirit is divine and has direct access to truth. . . . Open source embodies that. There is no authority.” (Charles Piller, “Divine Inspiration from the Masses,” LA Times; July 23, 2006)

√ Not ours. Open source? No divine inspirations? No authority? Nah. Bob Dylan, Albert Einstein, and Sigmund Freud as saints? Nah nah.
Jesus is our Truth, our Inspiration, our sole Authority. Matthew’s ascension story reminds us of how Jesus said to His Apostles just before going up to heaven, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (Mt 28:18)

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AGAPE

The Greek clause is ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους (agapate allelon) meaning, “love one another.” (Jn 15:17)
There is no other way to Stay in the Love of the Lord than by way of Agape love. Nope, not just storge, not just eros, not just philia – it’s agape. No need to say more but just a reminder from Bl. Teresa of Calcutta: “We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.” Then again she said, “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

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YES

This means “Yes to God’s Will.” The Greek sentence is γένοιτό μοι κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου (genoito moi kata to rema sou). It is the fiat or the yes of Mary to God’s will: ” Let it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38)

Elizabeth Scalia, a Benedictine Oblate and journalist says it well: “God is the very energy of ‘Yes’. He is all that is Affirmative and affirming. It is by his ‘yes’ that all things come into being. And it is by our ‘yes’ that are able to co-operate with him, for our own good, rather than against him, and thus against ourselves.” (http://www.patheos.com)

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No, we do not need to get out of here! No, we need not find a new planet to colonize! Let us start from here and now. STAY! Let the Ascension of the Lord strengthen our STAY-ing power! May God Bless us!!

Gospel Reflection: 6th Sunday of Easter-May 10, 2015

6th Sunday-Easter-B-May 10, 2015
Acts 10:25-26,34- 35,44-48; Ps 98; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17
LEAP OF LOVE: STORGOS TO AGAPE

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Storge (στοργή) or storgos means “affection” in ancient and modern Greek. It is natural affection, bond, attraction, and feeling of attachment to someone or something. While social psychology has attached other meanings to it, we shall treat storge in only in its basic meaning, the natural caring with affection in a humane way innate to each human being. It is instinctive, like eros. Animals exhibit this. And we, as rational animals, are models of human storge, as we clearly see, for example, in parents’ love for their children and vice-versa. But how important is this storge love for our personhood?

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Dr. Rene Spitz

STORGE STUDY

In 1952, in a South American orphanage, Dr. Rene A. Spitz observed and recorded what happened to 97 children who were deprived of emotional and physical contact with others.

Because of a lack of funds, there was not enough staff to adequately care for these children, ages 3 months to 3 years old. Nurses changed diapers and fed and bathed the children. But there was little time to hold, cuddle, and talk to them as a mother would.
Dr. Spitz observed, “If between the 6th and 18th month of life, the infant is deprived of its mother without adequate substitute, its development becomes retarded in the course of the first two months of separation. It becomes increasingly unapproachable, weepy and screaming.”

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“In the 3rd month of separation the withdrawal of the child becomes complete, the infant assumes the pathognomonic position, (that is, it starts to exhibit symptoms of a disease), its expression becomes increasingly rigid, the developmental level regresses.

“Infants deprived of their mothers during the first year of life for more than five months deteriorate progressively. They become lethargic, (or inactive,) their motility retarded (that is, their mental imagery as regards their positions or bodily movements is slow), their weight and growth arrested. Their face becomes vacuous, (or blank); their activity is restricted to atypical, bizarre finger movements. They are unable to sit, stand, walk or talk.”

“In 37.3% of the cases observed, the progressive deterioration of the total personality led eventually to marasmus, (which means the progressive wasting of the body), and death by the end of the second year of life.”

TWO TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS

1 º Functional Relationships
√ functions define “who” and “how” of the relationship. Teachers-teach, Doctors-heal…
√ relationships end when functions terminate.
√ may be mutually beneficial but not necessarily marked by intense personal sensitivity and personal relating; impersonal too at times;

● Storgos-eros, at the least, usually power these relations: some families are perceived or structured around this – especially those whose maturity end in “independence.” The goal is not just independence! It is achieving a sense or spirit of interdependence among the family members.

2º Personal Relationships
√ But from these functional relations do come some of the best friendships we have: high school classmates, family members, family doctors,etc. These are relationships created through a personal choice to step out from storgos-eros into philia or to agape stages. Personal choice is what spells the leap!

THE STORGOS DECEPTIONS

Remember that storge is a natural affection, instinctive and simply basically an attraction to people and things. When I say “I love this restaurant,” or “I love this chair,” or this office; or when I say “I love my profession,” or “I love my country, and I’m ready to die for it.” That’s at the least, the storgic kind of love! But don’t be fooled! It is not enough for Christian standards.

It is functional, useful, and in fact, already a God given grace. Sometimes, it can wear the mask of person-to-person one-to-one relationship marked by intense passion. We should be thankful that we all have this natural love. But like in the parable of the talents, you just don’t bury that grace and come back to God with nothing more than a storge in your heart!

THE GOSPEL OF THE LEAP OF LOVE

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In today’s gospel, Jesus says to his disciples, “I no longer call you slaves, I have called you friends.” No, it wasn’t that He treated them like slaves at first. Rather, He was referring to how the OT people like Moses, Joshua and David, were called “servants” or “slaves of Yahweh,” doing what God wills even without a clear picture of what God does or plans, “what the Master is about.” Jesus elevates their functional Teacher-Student relationship with Him to an Agape-friendship love kind by calling them friends. Hey, that’s one big leap! When He said this, Jesus was alluding to Abraham, the universal father of the faithful, remembering perhaps that He was a descendant of Abraham through Isaac. Only Abraham was called a “friend of God” because of his intimate relationship with God which was manifested through obedience.

Aha! Obedience is the mark of intimate friendship with God. That is why Jesus says, “You are My friends, if you do what I command you.” Loving Obedience is the heart of the 8th Sacrament, the Sacrament of Friendship.

If all of life is relationships, then Sacramental Friendship is what defines our Christian life. And each Christian is a Sacrament! Obviously, storge is not enough to bring you to the Circle of Friendship with Jesus!

We are challenged to allow ourselves to be moved by God’s Hand from eros/ storgos to Communion love!

00 leap2TAKING THE LEAP OF LOVE

So the key to take that leap of love, is in obeying our Friend’s Command, simply to love one another (Jn 13: 34; 1 Jn 4:7). Sounds simple, right? But this command has many translations:
√ Accept one another (Rom 15: 7).
√ Be hospitable to one another (1 Pt 4:9).
√ Be kind to one another (Eph 4:32).
√ Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ (Eph 5:21).
√ Bear one another’s burdens and fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2).
√ Build one another up (Rom 14:19; 1Thes 3:12-13; Eph 4:15-16).
√ Comfort one another (1 Thes 4:18).
√ Confess your faults to one another and be healed (Jms 5:16).
√ Do not judge one another (Rom 14:13).
√ Employ God’s gifts for one another (1 Pt 4:10).
√ Encouraging one another (Heb 10:25).
√ Forbear one another (Eph 4:2; Col 3:13).
√ Forgive one another (Eph 4: 32; Col 3:13; Jn 20:23).
√ Instruct and admonish one another (Rom 15:14; Col 3:16).
√ Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another (Mk 9:50).
√ Live in harmony with one another (Rom 12:16, 15:5; Col 3:15).
√ Serve one another (Gal 5:13; Jn 13:14).
√ Show concern for one another (1 Cor 12:25).
√ Speak the truth to one another (Eph 4:25).
√ Stir one another up to love and good works (Heb 10:24).
√ And don’t forget to Listen to one another from your heart!

Christian Catholic spirituality is a Trinitarian spirituality of “one another” – a deep spirituality of relationships rooted in the Agape-Communion Love (Pananahan) of God.

♥ Take that leap now and translate Jesus’ Friendship in your Life!
Happy Mother’s Day!