Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fr. Anthony Kadavil’s homilies

Source: Fr. Anthony Kadavil’s homilies   home parish

"Already in the first Christian century, believers understood that catechesis is a cradle-to-grave endeavor."

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of the Vatican Radio website 


Reflections: This is the truth about 'The Faith' and patience is on of the hardest things to control especially with the zeal that comes with the grace of Confirmation. When Pope Francis Confirmed the blessed last Sunday the 28th April is was obvious the faith was something that part of the New Evangelization, not that is really 'new' Vatican II is entering into a phase and it is exciting but challenging. 


In the second part of Jesus’ farewell discourse, he gives his followers a new commandment: they must love one another as he has loved them. They would be known, not by the sign of the fish, or even of the cross, but by their mutual love, the fruit of their conversion. Just as Solomon was able to discern the identity of the true mother by her love in the story of the disputed child, so will the world be able to identify the true disciples of Jesus by their love for one another. The command of Jesus is both new and old. It repeats the precept of Lev. 19:18 to love one’s neighbor as one’s self. What is new is that this love characterizes the new life inaugurated by Jesus and is proof of one’s love for God (1 Jn. 4:7). Jesus’ new commandment calls for love without limits, conditions, or prerequisites. This love opens our eyes to facts that we might otherwise overlook: that the poor in the world belong to our family; that those who live in despair might be saved by our care of them; that peace can come to the world through our efforts


Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/04/25/5th_sunday_of_easter_-_28_april,_2013/in2-686246
of the Vatican Radio website