Last Tuesday, three days into the Octave of Christmas we celebrated the Feast of St John, the disciple Jesus loved and whom Scripture tells us leaned on the breast of Jesus at the Last Supper.
At Mass the priest said that because John loved he was able to know [Jesus] more deeply and hence the reason the Gospel of John is so different from the others. John is writing as a lover. He said at the end of time it is love that will last into eternity. Love he said lets us touch eternity in the now!
Isn’t that true of love? I find that I am able to look on things and on life from a different perspective – a more compassionate one. I am able to risk being vulnerable in the presence of another.
As I reflect back on the last year I am so grateful for Love and for the way Love has allowed me to touch eternity in the now!
My prayer for the New Year is that you and I would be more willing to risk in the name of the greatest love of all, Jesus.
This year, how are you being called to risk more for love?
Gail Jagroop, OP
St. Joseph, Trinidad