Friday 4 May 2018
Day of Penance.
Acts 15:22-31. Psalm 56(57):8-12. John 15:12-17.
I will praise you among the nations, O Lord—Psalm 56(57):8-12.
My command is this: love each other as I loved you.
We often complicate our faith, sometimes losing sight of what really matters. Things such as the number of candles on the altar, the quality of the homilies being preached can start to preoccupy and distract us.
That does not say these things don’t need attention, but in today’s Gospel we see how simple the core message of our faith is. Jesus asks one thing of us—that we love one another. The rest is all commentary.