16th May 2019 Thursday 4th Week of Easter
Acts 13:13-25, John 13:16-20
“Happiness is yours”
Today’s gospel is taken right after Jesus had washed His disciples’ feet. In the context of the washing of the feet, Jesus told His disciples, “I tell you most solemnly no servant is greater than his master, no messenger is greater than the man who sent him. Now that you know this, happiness will be yours if you behave accordingly.”
Jesus was telling His disciples to go and do the same - to serve one another in the same way He did. This is because to serve is to put love into action. For Jesus, love is about placing oneself at the service of the other, and to desire for the good of the other. Love is not self-centred or self-seeking. Rather, it is to be other-centred.
Question for reflection:
1) How can I put love into action today?