Sunday 10th of September
“Your only debt should be the debt of mutual love.”
St. Paul gives us some wise advice today: we should owe no debt to anyone except the debt of love. To love God, ourselves and others is the primary task for us, the followers of Jesus. St. Paul says that if we do this, we will answer and live out all the commandments.
Let us reflect on our quality of love, not only under the light of this passage but also in the reading of 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. St. Paul points out the kind of love we must practise in this passage. He says, “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Is our love visible through our patience, kindness, and humility?