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Homily 22 – Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

The Image of the Love of God

We often hear that “God is love.” Yet, this can be a hard thing to understand in the abstract. Love is a concrete thing manifested by tangible actions. Until the time of Jesus, God revealed himself through sacred words and deeds in history. Yet, the greatest revelation of God was when he became one of us and came in person to show us how much he loves us. St. Paul tells us in the 1st reading this morning that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God.” If we want to know what God’s love is like, we just look at Jesus and see the way he loved people. Since Jesus is God he shows each of us in person the perfect image of the love of God. The call to us as Christians is that we too are called to be an image of the love of God to our neighbor. How well do we reflect the love of God to others in our daily lives?

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