6th SUNDAY OF EASTER
The marriage was on the rocks. But the man loved his wife and wanted to prove his love, so he decided to swim across the ocean. She was not impressed. Undaunted, he walked across the Gobi desert. He sent her a victory picture of him at the Chinese border with parched, cracked lips. She was still unimpressed. He decided to climb Mount Everest. They took a photo of him standing atop the 29,142 foot peak, holding up his black, frostbitten thumb. He was sure he had won her back.
When he returned home, the divorce went through. He asked her, “Why?” She answered, “Well, you were never home.”
In todays Gospel, Jesus doesn’t expect us to swim oceans, cross deserts or climb mountains. He only asks that we keep his commandments. That alone is proof of our love for him.
Deacon Dick Folger