Commentary on the Gospel of
From our experience, we see that to love is easy. We love a lot of people in our life; we love our families and friends, we love those close to us — we even love our pets! And we neither find any difficulty in loving God. We do not see him, yet we say that we love him. The love that Jesus asks of his followers is more than all this love. It is to have a singular love of God in all that we do. But how can we love the God whom we do not see with all our heart, and all our soul and all our strength? This is where loving God becomes a challenge for us. The love command is also an invitation to see the face of God in the people around us, not only in those who love and do good to us, but in everyone – good and bad alike. Every person is a child of God, loved and cared for by the Father. Then, we are able to live in God’s presence; the people in our life become the way for God to be with us. As the whole creation is God’s footprints, people in our life are the image of God.