John 13 vs 1-17, 31b-35
Jesus’ teaching at the Last Supper, to “love one another”, takes on a deeper meaning in our present situation. We are all being asked to make sacrifices for the sake of the weakest in our society. The nature of the virus is that it is potentially far more serious for those who are either old or who have an underlying condition. A young person might think that they should carry on with their life as normal, given the chance that they won’t be as effected as others. But, we are all being asked to withdraw from our normal lives and shelter in place, so that together we can stop the spread of the virus. We are being asked to act for the common good, rather than in our own interest. Let’s pray our nation and communities can re-discover the importance of loving and serving one another as Jesus taught us. If there is one thing that this pandemic has revealed, it’s that we are all interconnected and that we all flourish when we pursue the common good.