Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

Knowing that Jesus thought about us, kept us in his mind, and prayed for us is important and significant. What Jesus asked his Father in prayer was basically one thing: UNITY. Jesus forged in this way, a sacrament based on relationships. Just as Jesus and the Father are one, we must also be one with each other, in such a way that by the witness of our unity, we can show the world what God’s love is. His desire for unity offers us the opportunity to be visible and tangible witnesses in the world; to show others that the love of God is real, committed, unconditional, permanent, and sacrificed, without concern for how much we may have sinned. His prayer for those who will believe in his message

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

In the Gospel, we see the divine mercy in action and the depth of love God has for His children, reminding us that we love because He first loved us. When Jesus calls to the disciples, they respond. Jesus still calls to us today, and we are invited to respond. We see how merciful and tender the heart of Jesus is during the exchange with Peter. Just days ago, we read of Peter’s denial of Christ. Three times he denied Christ, and three times he’s prompted to proclaim his love to our Lord. Our God doesn’t just love us generally, as a whole. He loves us individually and personally, as we see with Peter. Can we even begin to imagine the level of healing from being able to claim Christ three times

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

One of the most famous phrases in the historical novel, ‘LES MISERABLES” is: “To love another person is to see the face of GOD.” This is exactly what today’s Gospel tells us. To contemplate the face of God is heaven, because it is eternal glory and the highest thing to which a human can aspire. To contemplate the face of God is perfect bliss. And the best thing is that you do not have to wait to die to experience this, because we have a preview here on earth: loving others. Jesus reminds us that the greatest commandment is: “to love as we have been loved.” By having been loved, we are granted the forgiveness and the ability to become what we are really called to be as beloved children of God

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

In today’s Gospel, Jesus describes his followers as “sheep” who know him. The 2nd Vatican Council document, “Lumen Gentium” references passages from both the Old and New Testaments as it uses the metaphors of sheepfold and flock for the Church and shepherd for Jesus. It states: “The church is accordingly, a sheepfold, the sole and necessary entrance to which is Christ. It is also a flock, of which God foretold that he himself would be the shepherd, and whose sheep…are nevertheless at all times led and brought to pasture by Christ himself, the Good Shepherd and prince of shepherds, who gave his life for his sheep.” We see God’s love for humankind as Christ in the Gospel notes that he has give

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