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first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Love one another as I have loved you by: – May 12, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Photo credit: writinglove.wordpress.comIf you were to ask any ten people what was the most important principle or rule of behavior that Jesus gave, the answer would be unanimous. The most important rule he gave, they would say, is love. And that’s right, of course. Jesus called love “the great commandment.” St. Paul put it differently, but with the same implication: “Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law.” You couldn’t ask for a clearer statement of love’s preeminence.And yet, if you were to ask those same ten people to say something of how to go about loving, you’d get ten different responses, probably more. So we don’t doubt the importance of love. Where we have divergences is how to go about practicing it.That’s why in St. John’s gospel Jesus modifies the commandment. It is not simply “Love one another,” but “Love one another, as I have loved you.” What you have here is a definite criterion. You don’t have to guess how to go about doing it. The criterion is spelled out for us: as I have loved you.The question then is: how did Jesus love us? One can say many things about this, of course, but I would like to single out just three. The love of Jesus for us is, first of all, patient. It’s the quality Paul mentions first in his famous hymn to love in 1 Corinthians. Love is patient. Patience is not a quality we tend immediately to associate with love. If we had to identify qualities for the top of the list, we would say things like “wonderful,” or “hot.”Why is patience important? For the obvious reason, I think, that we tend to be impatient in our loves. We want to make people over in our own image. They should be more like this or less like that, and so on. Very often, the qualities we find fault with in other people, we tolerate very easily in ourselves.Jesus is patient with us in a variety of ways. He is patient with us through our faults, imperfections, and sins. He waits for us. We take time to get rid of our faults. We take time to become better. And Jesus is patient with us through it all. We are to love one another like that.The second quality in “as I haved loved you” follows from this. The love of Jesus for us is foundational, that is, in it and through it we are accepted and affirmed as such. We don’t earn or qualify for this love. As St. Paul put it: “It was while we are yet sinners that Christ died for us.” We do not merit this love because of our virtues or lose it because of our sins. It is something prior to all eventualities. It is there for us as such.This is not a sentimental thing. It is perhaps the most important thing about our lives as human beings. It’s really what is meant by “grace.” As I haved loved you means that we are meant to love like that, and the closest we come to it, I think, is when we respect other people. Respect for others is not a matter simply of having regard for their rights, important as that is. It is having a posture of reverence before them as bearers of the image of God, persons for whom Christ died, whom God loves, and whom he continues to sustain in being, just as he sustains me. Respect means giving persons this acknowledgment – just that, and as much as that.Finally, the love of Jesus for us is loyal. “Having loved those who were his own in the world,” St. John wrote, “he loved them till the end.” Loyalty in love is an irreplaceable human quality. It’s what we cherish in old friends. It’s what we admire at anniversaries of twenty-five or forty or fifty years. That’s what the love of Jesus for us is like, and what our loves should be, not superficial or transient, but loyal.This is the month of May, traditionally the month of Our Lady, the month of Mary. It’s no exaggeration to say the qualities I speak of were also part of the life of the Mother of God. She too loved her Son in that way, patiently, foundationally, loyally. “Now there stood at the foot of the Cross Mary his mother.” This is how mothers ordinarily love their children, of course, not for their achievements or their virtues, but for themselves. Jesus could just as easily have said: “Love one another, as my mother loved me.” She nurtured him, was patient even when the course of his life baffled her, and she stood by him until the end. This is how he himself loves, and how we as his disciples are invited to love.By: Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛SY Thunder’s Paul George prepares to face former team

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES NBA fines Suns’ Jackson $35,000 for ‘menacing gesture’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Pacers got Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis from the Thunder in exchange for George. Oladipo is averaging 22.3 points per game. Donovan said Oladipo is in a good place because his athletic ability can be maximized in Indiana’s up-tempo style.“The greatest Victor has always had in my opinion has been his energy,” Donovan said. “That’s the way it was in college. He’s worked exceptionally hard to develop his shooting, develop his ballhandling.”Sabonis is averaging 12.3 points and nine rebounds.George’s adjustment has been a mixed bag so far. He’s averaging 21.3 points, but he’s shooting just 37percent from the field.“The more of these games come around, the more I see teams play us, the more opportunities I see that are opening up. The game is different for me now, in an easier way that I’m not taking advantage of.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The disappointed Pacers opted to trade the face of their franchise to Oklahoma City rather than play a season with a star they had no long-term future with and perhaps get nothing in return.With the Pacers, George was a four-time All-Star and helped Indiana reach the Eastern Conference Finals twice. The Thunder host the Pacers on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’ll be emotional from a standpoint of it’s an organization that I started with, had a wonderful journey with, that I had seven unbelievable years with,” George said.George was especially close to Larry Bird, who was team president when the Pacers made him the 10th pick in the 2010 draft. George said he appreciated the time he spent with Bird, who has stepped down as president but remains with the franchise as a consultant. “His stories, his knowledge of the game, talking with him through playoff battles and his understanding,” George said. “He’s a legend. Hall of Fame player, Hall of Fame across the whole board — executive, coach.It meant a lot as a young player coming into this league. I was grateful to have that time talking to him and sharing conversations.”New Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony had to face his old team, the New York Knicks, in the season opener. He said he spoke with George during the preseason about facing their former teams so soon.“If I sit here and say he’s not excited about that game tomorrow, I’d be lying to you,” Anthony said.Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he expects George to handle the situation well.“I’m sure that there’s things he’s going through, but he’s a pro,” Donovan said. “He’ll handle things how he sees fit to handle them. I think he’ll be fine.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) tries to get past Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. New Thunder star Paul George prepares to play the Indiana Pacers On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, for the first time since he was traded during the offseason. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll, File)OKLAHOMA CITY — Just four games into the season, Paul George has to face the team he just left under less than ideal circumstances.During the offseason, George’s camp let it be known he planned to become a free agent after next season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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