I'm halfway through with my 40-day blogging project. Yey! :) First, allow me to share with you this beautiful song from one of the most respected singer songwriter in the Philippines, Gary Granada. Fr. Froilan performed this during the mass and it's just a great love song. :) Feel free to sing along. :)
You may think that this song has nothing to do with the title of this post. Actually, it is somehow related to one of my previous posts. :) A love separated by distance, a love that didn't last, a love that is not so like the love of God.
Today's readings both speak about the lepers, the sick and the outcast. The society treats them as unclean individuals, people are warned against them. Nobody dares to go near them for fear that they may acquire the disease. But God, in His kindness and generosity, welcomes, touches, and heals them. That is true love - without condition, without fear, without reservations. That is what we are called to do - to love like Jesus did - unconditional, constant, eternal.
I remember the characteristics of Christian love (that which came from the Lord, that which resembles Christ's love for us) discussed by Fr. Joel before: free, faithful, total, fruitful. (See related post here: http://aizagarnica.tumblr.com/post/10443615500/how-to-love)
We are to offer that free, faithful, total, and fruitful love not only to a certain group of people, but to everyone, especially those who need it most - the sick, the lonely, the abandoned, the rejects of the society.
It's not easy. But with the grace of the Lord, it's possible. :)
May we all love like Jesus did. ♥