In the gospel of John (15: 1-17), the words of Jesus that keep on being repeated are “Remain in Me”… Jesus is saying this to us at least ten times. His convincing words to remain in Him is so that we keep our life attached to Him – like the vine attached to the branches as Jesus was explaining to us. This is the love that He offered for us. As Jesus keeps on repeating the word “remain”, He is begging us to love Him. His love binds us so much together that we are given energy and power to live.
Being in love with the Lord is our daily inspiration and it is the reason to live a joyful life. There is no other faithful lover greater than Him. He is the only one that we need to learn to be faithful. Yes, we may trust the love of our fellow humans but when that love or we have failed, it is a painful time and it seems as if the whole world has collapsed upon us. We forget that there is Someone greater than us who is faithful with His love. Yes, it is God. We may feel lost but He always finds us and He fixes our broken hearts. He helps us to restore our shattered dreams and return to living again with a renewed hope, ready to love again.
As St. Paul said in one of his letters to the Romans (Rm 8):
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
To remain in Him, in His love, is a dynamic journey of faith and hope in our life. Never lose your hope – God’s love is always there.
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