By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity
with which, out of love for the world,
your Son handed himself over to death.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
The Collect at Mass on Sunday reminds of the simple truth that lies at the heart of, that is the motive of the Paschal Mystery – God is love, and, still more to the point, God is love for us.
As we prepare to enter into Holy Week, that thought is something to take to heart. We should hold it close as we learn afresh from the story of the Passion, the violence humankind does to God and man.
Charity. Tewkesbury Abbey. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.