DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS: Acts 15:1-6, Psalm 122:1-5, John 15:1-8
Beloved, in Your wisdom, You ensured that the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church would have a hierarchy - an authority that was conferred by Your directly. This is the reason why for over 2000 years Your Church has not broken, fragmented and been blown away in every direction by every wind of change. Yes there have been difficulties and there have been scandals and there have been those who have refused to obey and they have gravely struck the Church by their actions and She has been weakened and almost brought to her knees. But neither You, the Father, nor the Holy Spirit has abandoned Your Bride. You, her Bridegroom will remain with her until time shall cease to be and You will claim her as Your Own resplendent Bride when You come again in glory.
"As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you."
Wow! The Father's nature is love and He loves You with a complete and total love. You draw me into this bond of infinite love that You share with Your Father so that I too may have a share in this awesome love. All You ask of me is to make this choice to remain in this perfect love by keeping Your commandment to love God above and before all else and my neighbour as myself.