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May 11th: This Love Equals Obedience

‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word’

John 14:21-26

Obedience is hard for humans, especially Trinidadians it seems, a fact on woeful display during this desert time of the Covid 19 lockdown. Perhaps it is because obedience implies weakness, and we want to be in control.

Yet obedience is what God demands of His disciples. It is not that He is demanding or controlling; instead, He wants the very best for us. He loves us. Obedience is the fruit of faith and the way in which we show Him our love.

The commandments and the whole of Sacred Scripture are a gift from God. There is wisdom, truth, and beauty here. It is the word of God by which we will be judged on the last day. (John 12:48). May we learn to give God total control, humbly trusting that He will lead us well.

I welcome you Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, in the name of my Lord. Teach me everything; remind me of the words that Jesus has spoken and strengthen me to obey.