True Love Hurts

6th Sunday of Easter

Jesus tells, “Love one another as I have loved you.” We express God’s love through our love for one another. God still loves us through other persons. As Christians we are called to love our parents and children, brothers and sisters regardless of their failures. A married couple is called to love each other even in their imperfections. Love is never easy. The mother who spends many sleepless nights taking care of her sick child does not say that loving is easy. A husband or a wife who struggles but makes every effort to forgive and forget the hurt caused by his or her spouse would know that loving is not easy.

Jesus knew that loving doesn’t come easy. He gave up his life for us to show us how dearly he loved us. Certainly, love involves suffering and sacrifice. St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “True Love hurts.” Today, the world needs more love and not violence or war, for love begets love, whereas hatred begets hatred.

Our challenge today is to show the world that we still believe in the magic of Love! Through sincere love we can change the world. How willing are we to suffer or to undergo sacrifices for the sake of love?



Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS
Pastor, SJN