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Sharing Divine Life (Homily for Easter 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies, The Loving Life

Sharing Divine Life (11:30)

Easter, 5th Sunday. Being a Christian is about being in union with God; God shares His divine life with us so that we can be in Communion with God. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. We receive His life as a gift and we put out good fruits. We stay connected to Jesus so that we can receive His life (believe in Him), and then we pass it on to others (love one another).

What does this look like in practice? In the book, The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura Schlessinger tells women her secret to how to get what you want from a man: You pay attention to his needs. It seems opposite but it is true that when we stop worrying about our happiness or joy, and start looking out for others, we discover the happiness and joy we have been missing. Receive God’s love, and pass it on!

(6 May 2012)