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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Feast of St. Matthias- Apostle

Jn 15:9-17

If you are a parent, you know that you need to protect your child, and you also want what’s best for your child. That’s why you want your child to go to bed early enough, do their homework, eat healthy, dress properly, and so on. You do this because you love your child. However, it may look very different through the eyes of the child. They may think that you are limiting his or her freedom, that you won’t let them do whatever they want. And so, they get angry at times -- why do I have to go to bed so early? why can’t I play on the computer now? why do I have to eat this? or why do I need to go to church? Isn’t it similar with God’s commandments? For us, we may think that all those commandments are limiting our freedom to do whatever we want. But this is only a human perspective. God’s perspective is different. He loves us like a good parent, and He knows what is best for us, even if at times we disagree with. One day, we will thank Him for all the commandments that He wanted us to follow. Jesus said: “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.”

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