“Come and I will make you fishers of men.” Luke 5:10b
This Sunday we celebrate the last Sunday in Ordinary Time before Lent begins. In Luke’s Gospel, we are called once again to bring God’s people back to Him. He asks this because He loves us and all His people. But He’s God, and we’re just people, trying to survive the days, get through college, pay off loans. So why is He asking us to do His work for Him? And how in the world are we supposed to accomplish it?
Father Paul Faron from Cross Catholic Outreach gave an interesting answer this morning. He reminded us of Jesus’ response when the people asked him what the greatest commandment was. He responded with two. Love God. Love your neighbor. That’s cool, but we want to know what the one greatest commandment is. What should we concentrate on most?
Father Paul suggests that Jesus’ answer really is one, the greatest commandment. He argues you cannot love God without loving your neighbor. And you can’t really, truly love your neighbor, all your neighbors, if you don’t love God.
That is how we are to be bring God’s people back to Him; by loving them through Him and trusting Him to reveal Himself through our love and His greatest commandment.
Have a beautiful, love-filled, Christ-centered, Valentine’s Week.
-Catholic Campus Ministry