Where Love Begins

Reflection for this week

Where love begins
It’s easy to love at a distance,
but not so easy to love at close quarters.
It’s easier to give a few pounds to relieve famine in Africa
than to relieve the loneliness of someone living next door.
It’s easy to love people who are far away,
but not always easy to love those who are close at hand.
Yet, these are the people Christ asks us to love.
We must begin by loving the people near us.
That is where our love must start.
But, of course, it doesn’t have to end there.
And it shouldn’t.


The above reflection topic is for the readings John 13:31-33A, 34-35:

When Judas had left them, Jesus said,
“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is
glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will
also glorify him in himself, and God will glorify him
at once. My children, I will be with you only a little
while longer. I give you a new commandment:
love one another. As I have loved you, so you also
should love one another. This is how all will know
that you are my disciples, if you have love for one

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