Dear friends and oblates,
Easter is a special time in which we commemorate the unconditional love of God as we read in John 3,16 “ For God so loved the world , that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Here is a beautiful story about love; perhaps you have already heard it:
Once upon a time a bird fell in love with a white rose. One day she (bird) proposed to him (white rose), but the white rose refused. The white rose said I don’t love you. The bird came daily and proposed to him. Finally, the white rose said when I turn red, I will love you. One day the bird came and cut her wings and spread her blood on the rose and the rose turned red. Then the rose realized how much the bird loved him but it was too late because the bird was dead.
In the outstretched arms of Jesus, we hear the cry of God: “come to me”. “ I love you.” We must be willing to say those simple words that can be at all times too hard to express: I love you. On the cross, God, in the person of Jesus, has become quite vulnerable, totally exposed, bearing His heart through his pierced and open side-.
Love is bliss. Love is beauty and romance. Love is caring as well as sharing. Love is sacrifice and responsibility. Love in a relationship is a blend of all. Love doesn’t care about face or race. Love can happen to anyone at anytime with anybody. Love has no limitations. Love is endless and it’s the most precious thing in the world. Love is victory. In the passion death and Resurrection of Jesus we experience God’s unconditional love.
May the light and joy of the Easter be with you always and let us share our Easter joy and love with one another.
I keep you all in my prayers. Please remember us also in your prayers. Easter blessings to you all.
Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia
Fr. George Nelliyanil