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A Love that Transcends Human Comprehension: Family Reflection Video

A Love that Transcends Human Comprehension: Family Reflection Video

Love thy Neighbor

"You can go," said the officer, "but it's not worth it. Your friend is probably killed, and you will throw your own life away."

This moving story of the soldier brought to mind something Jesus said.

“Love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.” John 15:12-13.

We did not chose Jesus, rather he chose us. But why? We are chosen:

  1. To complete our joy
  2. To love as Jesus loved
  3. To be a friend of Jesus
  4. To be His ambassador

We have no choice in the matter. We have no choice but to love.

For additional reading: John 15:9-17.

About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.

Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!