Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 17 – 23 January 2016
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
News about teenage pregnancy seems to be common these days. Day after day, it is not unusual to hear news or see a pregnant young mother. The incidence seems to be increasing which can pose problems. After all, being a mother is difficult especially if she is still young.
The cases of teenage pregnancy also allowed us to look at the aspect of love: Love results in a relationship, relationship results in marriage and family life which will ultimately result in commitment.
The flow above shows that Love is not just being happy, it also bears responsibility and commitment. Married couples face the task of caring and teaching their kids the morals expected in the society. Unmarried couples need to be committed to their partners or their relationship will fail. Families must remain bonded in love or risk damaging relations.
Clearly, it shows that though love is important in our relations, there must also be willingness to be committed and responsible in our relations. Love is when we value something or someone so much that we sacrifice anything and everything for them, just like what Jesus Christ had done for us. Jesus bore the responsibility of delivering us from our sins by His cross.
Similar to what Jesus Christ had shown in the Calvary, we too, if we love someone more than anything else, we should be not only loving but also be committed and responsible. Once we have learned to sacrifice, then we have truly learned the love that Christ had taught us.
Love is tested more during the bad times.