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Vocation Meditation -
Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2010

Before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

During the supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once."

"Little children, I am with you only a little longer. I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

Jesus expressed, in no vague terms, His mission and unconditional love for his disciples and those he called to be His own. It was the hour of darkness now that Judas had gone out and had decided to betray him. The final words of Jesus to his disciples speak of threefold glory.

Jesus' final words also revealed how He loved His disciples and those He called His own.

Vocation Challenge:
"Just as I have loved you, you also should love another."
What boundaries have I torn down to manifest my love for others?

Dear God,
Your love is humble and yet so powerful and enduring. In Jesus, I found the real measure of loving through caring, forgiving, trusting and giving till it hurts. Accept my daily efforts to catch up with Him. May my vocation, my call to love unreservedly, glorify your Name, the Name that spells 'loving' without counting the cost. Amen.

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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