May 5, 2024

Theme: “Go and Proclaim: The Irrevocable Love of our Great and Good God to His People”

First Proclamation: Acts 10: 44- 48

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98

Second Proclamation: 1 John 5: 1- 6

Gospel Proclamation: John 15: 9-17

Homily by Fr. Romie- Jun Peñalosa

God’s love is unconditional. His love does not depend on us. He loves us because it is in His nature and character to love us. God chose to love us even before we were born. You cannot do anything to merit God’s love. God’s love can never diminish.

God’s love is unconditional. But to remain in His love is conditional – “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love.” To remain in His love comes with a responsibility. One day, man’s love will fail. But the Church reminds us to remain in His love. We should love Him until our dying breath. We do this by keeping His commandments.

The joy of Christ comes from the truth that the Father loves Him. Have a strong assurance that Jesus loves you. “I may be going through hardship today but Praise God that He Who created the universe is in love with me!” As David said, “What is man that He is mindful of us?”

And because love begets love, the love of Christ begets loving others. Love each other through the will of Christ. To love as Christ loves is to will the good of the other. You order your life for the good of others. It all begins by obeying the commandments of God.

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