Commentary on the Gospel of
Love one another as I have loved you!
Jesus offered his life for us on the cross. Numerous martyrs have shed their blood out of love for Jesus. Countless others have offered their lives so that others might live, such as the five Good Shepherd sisters who, as the Doña Paz ship sank, offered their lifejackets to women and children, drowning consequently.
We are not all called to die for others, but we are all called to live a life of service out of love for Jesus and others. Our commitment to and daily sacrifices for our families is our way of giving up our lives for others.