Today's passage continues almost straight after the washing of the Apostles feet at the Last Supper, interspersed only with the departure of Judas from the room. Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment - to love one another.
Act of Love
O my God, I love you above all things with my whole heart and soul, because you are all good and worthy of all my love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.
I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of those whom I have injured.
Throughout May, traditionally the month of Mary, take time each day to say at least one decade of the rosary, offering it up for the people of Ukraine and for the conversion of Russia.
A useful website explaining the process is https://www.catholic.org/prayers/rosary.php
Jesus has shown us how we should love each other. At the Last Supper, he knelt before the disciples to wash their feet. Throughout his life he put the needs of others before his own. His crucifixion was the ultimate demonstration of his love for all - a completely innocent person lay down his life for us all.
This week let us be more aware of the needs of others, considerate for their well being, even if we find our actions to help others difficult or outside our comfort zone.
This month is often known as 'No mow May' in which people are asked not to cut their grass, but top allow it to grow thus encouraging the rowth of wildflowers, which in turn will provide food for insects. Can you leave your grass, or an area of your grass, uncut for the whole month?