ACTS 15:7-21; PSALM 96; JOHN 15:9-11
“Remain in my love” Jesus asked his disciples to remain in his love. How can this be? We can remain in his love only when we keep his commandments. We cannot claim to love God and not keep his commandments. In the first reading, the early Church practiced love. They decided not to make things more difficult for the pagans who turn to God. We too must learn to be charitable with laws. Love before law. This is not to abolish the law but the salvation of souls.
LET US PRAY
O God, by whose grace, though sinners, we are made just and, though pitiable, made blessed, stand, we pray, by your works, stand by your gifts, that those justified by faith may not lack the courage of perseverance. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.