Day 13- Love

Through Lent with Pope Francis

Paul wants to stress that love is more than a mere feeling.
Rather, it should be understood along the lines of the Hebrew verb “to love”; it is “to do good”.  
As Saint Ignatius of Loyola said, “Love is shown more by deeds than by words”. It thus shows its fruitfulness and allows us to experience the happiness of giving, the nobility and grandeur of spending ourselves unstintingly, without asking to be repaid, purely for the pleasure of giving and serving.  

Amoris Laetitia 94


Marriage Feast of Cana

John 2:1-10 NCB

On the third day, there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there,  and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited.  When the wine was exhausted, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  Jesus responded, “Woman, what concern is this to us? My hour has not yet come.” 
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now standing nearby there were six stone water jars, of the type used for Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.  Jesus instructed the servants, “Fill the jars with water.”
When they had filled them to the brim,  he ordered them, “Now draw some out and take it to the chief steward,” and they did so.
When the chief steward tasted the water that had become wine, he did not know where it came from, although the servants who had drawn the water knew. The chief steward called over the bridegroom  and said, “Everyone serves the choice wine first, and then an inferior vintage when the guests have been drinking for a while. However, you have saved the best wine until now.”

Thought for Today

Notice the love shown to you today by others.

How have you experienced the pleasure of giving and receiving?

How are you called into active service?


I pray for a miracle – Jo Boyce