John 13:31-33A, 34-35 Reflection ~
Recently I was a participant at a retreat focused on living the Eucharist. When we broke up into groups to discuss what was presented, everyone looked at me until someone said I was to lead the group. For the first time I realized I had humbly become a disciple of Jesus in the eyes of others. As I looked back into their eyes, I recalled their participation in ministries. In their own unique way, each one of them was a disciple, reflecting light into a hungry world.
John 13 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The New Commandment
31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”