In My Father's House

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Whoever Loses Someone

Today's Gospel teaches us that "...whoever loves someone more than God is not worthy of God's love. " (Mt 10:37-42). Now isn't that a draconian law? Surely, God must be joking! But Jesus, in no uncertain term explicitates that this is so.

How are we to make of this? Do we love to our parents, children, siblings, friends, husband/wife less so we can love God more? I think what Jesus is trying to tell us is that we should not keep something or someone from Him. Let us share everything with Him. God loves us and He loves
those people we love. God is telling us that if we love them and so does He. What makes us think that only us can love them?

If God is love and Father, wouldn't He love those whom we love more than we can love them? Now if we love God more, we are in fact letting God take care of those whom we love, more than we can take care of them. So what Jesus is telling us is this: put your trust in God the Father and in me, and we will take care of everything, even the concerns of your loved ones.

Son of the Prodigal


  • At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that's precisely what ignatian indifference is all about...


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