Tuesday 3 January

The Most Holy Name of Jesus
First reading – 1 John 2:29-3:6
“Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children;”. Are we really thinking about this lavishness? St. John living in this abundance is expressing very well. Are we really thinking about this lavishness of the love of Father? Most of the times, the answer is negative. If we are really thinking about the lavishness of that love, we cannot be sad, we cannot be depressed, we cannot be disappointed or moody in life. Because the lavishness of God’s love is above all things. And we are children of God. We don’t feel like the children of God because we are not thinking of the love of God the father. When we start thinking of the God as a father who is lavishly loving us, we will feel what it means to be a son or daughter of God. If we really recognize who we are by baptism, we will start thinking about the love of that Father. The lavishness of His love is above all things in our life. Above my weakness and my defects, about my shortcomings and my flaws, He lavishes His love so that we live as His sons and daughters. Let’s reflect: How much love of God are we feeling and how much that lavishness of love is guiding us in our actions of daily life?