Saturday, February 14, 2009

Jesus and the Beatles

Today, my parents sent me a very lovely Valentine's eCard which read:

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.

The context is John's Gospel and Jesus is giving his disciples final instructions before his death. This is shortly after Jesus washed the feet of the disciples as an example of how they should serve one another.

I think this is a fantastic reminder that we are called to love and to serve. In fact, if everybody in the world took this approach, imagine the possibilities. No wars, no extreme poverty, no gunfights, no domestic violence.... the list goes on.

Like the Beatles sing: "All you need is love."

Think of one way that you can show love toward your neighbor or serve someone today. It will have a beautiful ripple effect that hopefully, one day, will make this world a better place.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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