Loving Jesus By Loving Others

Were you able to listen to or read the Pope’s message for the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle? If you haven’t yet, you can do so here: “Works of mercy caress, bind Christ’s wounds.”

For me, Pope’s Francis’ homily was a beautiful reminder of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:35-40:

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

I am quite certain that we all want to show our love to Jesus. Loving Jesus by loving others might be the best way to do so. Show him how thankful we are of the great sacrifice that he has made for our salvation. In the Pope’s homily, he reminds us of the best way we can do that–by showing love and kindness to others. Loving Jesus by loving others is something we should strive to do in life.