On Christmas Day 2012 when Mary appeared with baby Jesus in Her arms at Medjugorje and instead of Mary giving Her usual Motherly message, Jesus gave His message;
“I am your peace, live my commandments."
Jesus two Commandments that He gave His Disciples were;
“Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,
And love thy neighbour as yourself.”
Jesus taught us if we did not love those we can see, we cannot possibly say we love God our Father who we have not seen and that those who have seen Him have seen the Father and those that have seen the Father have seen Him.
We need to realise to love God our Father and Christ, we need to look for God in others and realise that when we see people suffering, we see God and Christ suffering also and when we see people rejoicing we see God and Christ rejoicing also. We need to see God and Christ in all people and love the God and Christ in them to be able to say we love God.
To love our neighbour as ourselves we need to first see ourselves in them to enable us to love them as ourselves, which means we must first accept we are lovable because God loves us and knew us before we were in our mother’s womb, so we can love ourselves and grow in love for others.
When we can grasp what Jesus is saying to us, we can begin see ourselves and our neighbours as equals, regardless of creed or colour, sex or sexuality, age or disability because that is the will of God and what makes us all the Family of God and so let us reflect on these words in our troubled times;
"I am your peace, live my commandments."
Jesus two Commandments that He gave His Disciples make One Holy Commandment;
“Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; And love thy neighbour as yourself.”