6 Sunday of Easter ‘b’
What does it mean to love someone? Most times, when we hear or say the word ‘love’, we think of some emotional feeling towards another person. Sometimes we say that we love this or that just to express our strong feelings, like: I love that house, or I love traveling, I love that book. But there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Yes, this is another, highest level of love -- to give up your own life, your own comfort for another person. Today is Mother’s Day and we pray for all mothers because they show us how to lay down a life for somebody else. Mothers literally give up everything just to make their children well, happy, and healthy. We all need to learn from our mothers what it means to love others; it means to make sacrifices for them.