Easter, 5th Sunday (C) When Deacon Andy was in basic training, they couldn't go anywhere without running. The drill sergeants were constantly yelling at them to, "Move with purpose!" So many people have no sense of purpose. Some are constantly idle. Others fill the emptiness by being constantly busy. They are moving but without purpose.
We don't have to invent a purpose for ourselves because were made to love God and love our neighbor. Jesus upgrades the second commandment; now we must love others as Christ has loved us. Life is full of many ups and downs. Challenges help you to grow in love, and the good times help you to celebrate love.
The Spirit helps us to love others as Christ has loved us. The Spirit also helps us to receive God's love. How would tomorrow look different if you lived it with purpose? I start my morning by singing the Pater Noster. What helps you to move with purpose?
(15 May 2022)
So far I've done all right.
I haven't gossipped,
haven't lost my temper,
haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent.
I'm really glad about that.
But in a few minutes, God,
I'm going to get out of bed.
And from then on,
I'm going to need a lot more help. (ref)