Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fifth Sunday of Easter

"This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." The Christian life is that simple, and that impossible. Ask yourself, do we love the people of Dhaka as much as we love the people of Boston? We want to say yes, but the truth looms inconveniently before us. Would we allow anyone in Boston to suffer the fate of Dhaka's garment workers, just so that we could have cheap clothing? And they are only a handful of our billions upon billions of brothers and sisters! We cannot love them all. So we divine loopholes in the commandment to limit those we must love. But then inconvenient truth looms once more. Do we really think Jesus meant for us to love only some of those billions upon billions of siblings? But then what kind of God demands the impossible from their disciples? One who knows that love is in the effort, not the success.