May 6, 2018: God is the Source
The earliest descriptions of God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, are as the Creator, the Source, the Originator. Sometimes the image of a fountain is used. That is why we speak of the baptismal fount, the source of our life in Christ. And in the second Eucharistic prayer we pray, “You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness.” That is why Jesus says in today’s gospel, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” Similarly, in the letter of John we hear, “Beloved, let us love one another because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.”
This glorious Easter season helps us to trace our life and all our blessings to our gracious God. How do you experience God as the Source in your life?