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One Minute Reflection – 6 July

One Minute Reflection – 6 July

Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man—though perhaps for a good man, one will dare even to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us………..Romans 5:7-8

romans 5-8

REFLECTION – “The new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12), urges us to pattern our love on the example of Jesus, who dies that we may live.
If our ability to love in a divine way seems unfairly offset by an impossible ideal—in other words, that Jesus can love like God because He is God but we can’t—then we have to reckon with the violent, yet highly avoidable death of an eleven-year-old girl.   When you find a mere human being, loving as God loves by dying as God dies and forgiving as God forgives, you encounter someone who understands not only the force of the new commandment – but also of the extent of the self-sacrifice involved in loving like Jesus.”………Fr John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.

PRAYER – Lord God, You alone can give the grace of innocence and love.   By Your grace, St Maria Goretti, though as yet but a young child, was able to offer herself in death for Your sake.    As You crowned her virginity with martyrdom, grant us, by her intercession, constancy in Your love.   We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever – St Maria pray for us!, amen.

when you find a mere human being -st maria goretti


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