Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 15 – 21 April 2018
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:4
On the homily of our parish priest, he told the story of the couple whose man wanted to prove the love of his girlfriend. In the end, the girl got pregnant even before finishing their studies.
Human love is different from God’s love. God’s love is proven on the cross and through suffering. Human love is proven on different terms. Of all these, suffering is considered the greatest measure of love. As love is proven in terms of willingness to suffer for others, it has become the greatest emotion of attachment.
It is said that love conquered sin and death and it holds true on Jesus Christ’s suffering on the cross. He died for us and resurrected on the third day to prove that God’s love doesn’t just end on suffering but it is the way in which we will be reborn in Christ.
It is through our sins that we descended into death, but it is through God’s love proven by the suffering of Christ on the cross that we were able to be free from its clutches. Such love is pure, unmatched and unselfish.
Love is proven on suffering and sacrifice.