Ephatha

This is my commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you.

—John 15.12

Though you are determined not to deserve it,

I love you.

Though you still fight,

I love you,

about who’s the greatest in the kingdom of God,

I love you,

and who’s ego deserves most to sit on the right or on the left of

the One

who truly

Is,

I love you.

Though, even now, you just don’t get it,

Don’t even listen,

I love you,

and if you blame me every time it goes wrong,

I love you.

When you spit on me, hit me, even crucify me to a tree,

I will not fight back…

I love you.

I love you

and

I am waiting for you.

When you are ready to open your eyes and see outside your cage, that cage you locked yourself inside, threw away the key and convinced yourself it was not you who put you there but they or him or me…

Ephatha. Be opened.

But you can see through the bars, can’t you? And when you are ready you will look outside your cage and you will see…

others.

Yes there are others, and they are looking at you. Maybe they see you as other too.

So look again,

when you are

ready,

and then look back at yourself, in your cage, and see the other inside of you…

The other side

is the same side.

You and me

And Me in you.

And now. Can’t you see? The bars are gone. There is no cage. As I have poured myself out for you, when you refused to be worthy, now I send you.

And this is my commanment…
that you love one another

as I have loved you.

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~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on May 21, 2015.

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