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May 10, 2015

John 15: 9-17

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

God Shows No Partiality

For those of you who, like me, were often overlooked in gym class; chosen last for the dodgeball team because we were either seen as less coordinated; or ran too slow or couldn’t even throw a ball straight—we can easily feel forgotten, pushed aside, unimportant, with no sense of purpose.

We see this throughout the Scriptures. David is seemingly forgotten, and not even considered by his father as a fitting choice. Similarly with the blind man on the side of the road—so many locals completely ignored him, chose not to “see” him, or even throw a few coins at him. Yet Jesus walks by and does take notice, has great compassion, and heals him.

In each of these stories, Jesus shows no partiality. Grace is freely given. Jesus sees something more, and unlocks possibility. Grace given and lives forever changed!

—Fr. Michael Bayard, S.J. serves as Provincial Assistant for parishes and spiritual ministries of the Oregon and California Jesuit provinces.

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“We are all sinners, but God heals us with an abundance of grace and mercy, tenderness and respect.”

—Pope Francis

 


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May 10, 2015

John 15: 9-17

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

God Shows No Partiality

For those of you who, like me, were often overlooked in gym class; chosen last for the dodgeball team because we were either seen as less coordinated; or ran too slow or couldn’t even throw a ball straight—we can easily feel forgotten, pushed aside, unimportant, with no sense of purpose.

We see this throughout the Scriptures. David is seemingly forgotten, and not even considered by his father as a fitting choice. Similarly with the blind man on the side of the road—so many locals completely ignored him, chose not to “see” him, or even throw a few coins at him. Yet Jesus walks by and does take notice, has great compassion, and heals him.

In each of these stories, Jesus shows no partiality. Grace is freely given. Jesus sees something more, and unlocks possibility. Grace given and lives forever changed!

—Fr. Michael Bayard, S.J. serves as Provincial Assistant for parishes and spiritual ministries of the Oregon and California Jesuit provinces.

Prayer

“We are all sinners, but God heals us with an abundance of grace and mercy, tenderness and respect.”

—Pope Francis

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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