Where God’s glory
shines through is in the ordinary - the parent loving the baby and , caring for the family,
neighbourhood care and concern, the extended family of aunts and uncles who
love and the grandparents, the love of a friend ...this is God’s glory. Also,
in creation like the sunset and the sunrise, the new life of Spring and Summer.
The glory of the divine is in humanity, creation and especially love. The glory of God is humanity fully
alive in love and care and compassion and justice.
We can load religion
rules and customs that take on the importance of gospel truths. All are welcome
in the house of God and are not to be overburdened with the externals of
religion – the message of the first
There is a big
gospel truth noted today – love one another. This is our centre – where we come
from and where we go to. This is the word for today. In love is God’s glory. In the centre of our
lives is the love which is a passion and a motivation.
Love is from God.
Love which shows itself in small ways.
Mass each week
brings us back to our centre as does prayer, a good chat with a friend or
spouse, time spent doing the good deed for the day or admiring the creation of
This makes us share
the divine. God became like us that we might become like him. Not alone is God
seen in love, but love is seen in God. When we truly love we are truly sharing
in the divine life!
Be kind and merciful. Let no
one ever come to you without coming away better and happier – Blessed Mother
Donal Neary SJ.