We continue meditating on chapter 17 of the Gospel of St. John. Before the hour of His Passion comes, Jesus turns to the Father and says:  “I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do” (Jn 17:4).

Jesus acts in the Name of the Heavenly Father and thus shows us how much He cares for our salvation, giving us His love to the end: “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son” (Jn 3:16). This is the great work of Redemption! Read More

 To hate one’s own life in this world

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Jn 12:24-26

Reading for the Feast of St. Lawrence

At that time Jesus said to his disciples: “In all truth I tell you, unless a wheat grain falls into the earth and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies it yields a rich harvest. Anyone who loves his life loses it; anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me, must follow me, and my servant will be with me wherever I am. If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.” Read More