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Love compels us to pursue a connection

May 16, Monday, Fifth Week of Easter
Daily Readings: Acts 14: 5-18, Psalm 115: 1-2. 3-4. 15-16, John 14:21-26

As disciples of Jesus, we must proclaim the Good News to the world through our presence as peacemakers and service to the poor, suffering, and sick so that they may feel and see God's unconditional love.

The Gospel story highlights that "Whoever loves me will keep my word." Whole words matter; the actions of the terms weigh more.

God is love, and He loves all creation, especially human beings. He expresses His everlasting love through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus shows us how love and connection make connections between God and others. And this connection gives us the inspiration to follow and become disciples of Jesus.

As disciples, we must fulfill Jesus' command and demand through love when we follow Him. This love will be expressed through our sharing of life with service without any condition.

In this way, Jesus expresses himself to us and builds a relationship with us that lead us to His Father, who loved and sacrificed His only son for our salvation. Jesus shows the love of his Father through his life (suffering, death, and resurrection).

Jesus is a living example of love. He calls us to follow him and become his disciples. He is active in us, an expression of something that will lead us to service and work we may have done for God and others. We need to live in Jesus with love to do the service to others.  

He also promises to send the Holy Spirit to help fulfill the command and requirements of Jesus'
love. We are disciples by baptism and are responsible for expressing Jesus' love through our passion for service.

Therefore, let us live the commandment of the lord to love and serve God and each other.


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.