Thursday 28 March 2013

Leaning on the heart of Jesus: the singularity of love

We are called to lean on the heart of Jesus, like the beloved disciple did. (Jn 13:23)

But why spend time leaning on the heart of Jesus? Why spend time listening to his joy and to his pain? Is he not himself telling us to wash one another’s feet, to love and serve him in his brothers and sisters?

And yet here too things are not as simple as they appear. There is to love an inerasable personal dimension. Love reaches the singularity of the person. “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me."  (Mt 26:10-11) There is place for the prayer that just spends time with Jesus, that leans on his heart, that listens to his joy and to his pain. “He called twelve, to be with him and to be sent out to preach.” (Mk 3:14)

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